Posts Tagged ‘H-1B cap’

Immigration Reform May Help Foreign Born Entrepreneurs

While the fate of immigration reform is anything by certain, both the Senate and House bills may help immigrant entrepreneurs.  Both bills propose an entrepreneur visa that will grant permanent residence.  The catch?  The entrepreneur must attract venture capital of at least $500,000, and create at 5 full-time jobs.  The Senate bill (but not the […]

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H-1B Lottery Results: How Long Must We Wait?

USCIS has completed the H-1B lottery for the October 2013 cap, and has also started the data entry process for H-1B petitions selected. Premium processing cases are being handled first and data entry for those cases were completed on April 15. USCIS announced on March 15, 2013, that the 15-day premium processing clock will start on […]

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Now What? O-1 instead of H-1B?

The FY 2014 H1B season brought on a mad rush, with the cap being reached in just 5 days.  USCIS received 125,000 petitions for the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 master’s cap.  In other words, about 40,000 petitioners were turned away. Those scrambling for alternatives might consider O-1 status. This category is used by aliens of […]

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FY 2013 H-1Bs Going, Going, Gone

On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the cap for FY 2013. On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject petitions subject to the cap going forward. USCIS continues […]

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H-1Bs Almost Gone

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions & advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 6/1/12, nearly 55,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 18,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. This leaves less than 10,000 regular H-1Bs and less than 7,000 advanced degree H-1Bs. Anyone contemplating filing for […]

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