LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Jacqueline Lentini McCullough | Apr 15, 2016

THE WAITING BEGINS: WILL YOUR H-1B CASE BE SELECTED IN THE LOTTERY THIS YEAR?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it received significantly more H-1B petitions than allowed under the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. The number of petitions filed this year, 236,000, exceeded last year’s high of 233,000 petitions.

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