Only 1300 H-1Bs Left

As of November 20, 2009, approximately 56,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed.  The federally mandated cap for Fiscal Year 2010 is 65,000.  When taking into account that 6,800 H-1B numbers are reserved for nationals of Chile and Singapore, that means only 1300 H-1Bs are left.  It is likely that the H-1B numbers will run out in a week. We will keep you...
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ICE To Conduct 1000 Employer Audits to Review Hiring Practices

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 1,000 employers across the country yesterday.  The NOIs alert employers that ICE will audit their hiring records to determine compliance with employment eligibility verification laws.   The 1,000 businesses served with audit notices this week were selected for inspection as a...
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USCIS to Conduct 25,000 H-1B Employer On-Site Inspections

This past year, the USCIS increased its practice of conducting on-site inspections of employers who file H-1B petitions on behalf of foreign professional workers.  This on-site inspection program is expanding, and USCIS is expected to conduct approximately 25,000 on-site inspections this fiscal year.  That is a five-fold increase from the past fiscal year. We also expect an increase in...
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H-1B Cap Running Out; 55,600 Filings as of Nov 13

As of November 13, 2009, approximately 55,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed.  The federally mandated cap for Fiscal Year 2010 is 65,000.  When taking into account that 6,800 H-1B numbers are reserved for nationals of Chile and Singapore, that means only 2600 H-1Bs are left.  We could easily see the H-1B cap run out in December or early January. We will keep...
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H-1B Cap at 54,700 as of November 6

As of November 6, 2009, approximately 54,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed.  The federally mandated cap for Fiscal Year 2010 is 65,000.  We will keep you updated at www.bashyamshah.com as additional information becomes available.
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