Any News on the H-1B Cap?

No news yet.  Under the H-1B cap lottery system, USCIS will accept H-1B applications until April 5, 2013.  If after that initial count, it has received sufficient number of applications to reach the cap, there will be a lottery. If not, it will continue accepting applications until the cap is reached.

In past years, the first official cap count has been issued on April 8 or 9, with unofficial information coming from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and other groups a day or two earlier. This pattern normally continued with USCIS giving cap counts on Monday or Tuesday, including all of the applications that were received in the previous week.

As soon as we hear any news, we will pass it on.

Also, a great article came out yesterday from the Brookings Institution analyzing the I Squared Act and its potential effect on the H-1B visa. For a good breakdown of how the cap could be increased (or decreased) under the pending legislation read here.

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