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Employment & Labor E-lert — USCIS Reaches FY2015 H-1B Cap During First Week for Second Year in a Row

Glenn M. Cooper

Glenn M. Cooper
Gray-Robinson, P.A.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that, for fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015), it had received enough H-1B visa petitions within the first five days to fill the annual cap of 65,000 visas available. On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it had completed its random computer-generated selection process, known as the H-1B visa lottery, to select the lucky 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 advanced-degree cap H-1B visa petitions from among the 172,500 received. Those petitions not selected in the lottery process will be rejected and returned with filing fees paid (unless found to be a duplicate filing).

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