FY2011 H-1B Cap Reached

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced  that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2011.   The final receipt date for H-1B petitions is  Jan. 26, 2011. The final receipt date is the date on which USCIS determines that it has received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the limit of 65,000.  Properly filed...
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62,800 H-1Bs Filed as of 1/21/2011

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on January 21, 2011.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  62,800 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 20,000 (Finished) The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. The regular H-1B cap is very close to being exhausted.  At the rate of filings per week,...
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FREE Webinar: Latest Trends in the PERM Labor Certification Process

The Labor Certification is generally the first step an employer has to go through in sponsoring a foreign national employee for U.S. permanent residency. In March 2005, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced a new process called PERM in an effort to make the labor certification process more efficient for employers and their employees.  We will analyze whether the DOL succeeded with this...
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New Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A/H-2B Programs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 53 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year. The H-2A program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs; the H-2B program allows U.S. employers...
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60,700 H-1Bs Filed as of 1/14/2011

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on January 14, 2011.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  60,700 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 20,000 (Finished) The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. The regular H-1B cap is very close to being exhausted.  At the rate of filings per week,...
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