H-1B visa cap met in the first few days

by Chris Erb on April 8, 2013

For the past few years employers have grown used to the idea that there were enough H-1B visa to last quite a while, if not the entire year. This year, in spite of anemic job growth, the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2014 was met within the first few days of eligibility, as over 120,000 petitions were filed for only 85,000 available visas.
The USCIS has decided to once again decide which petitions will be accepted by lottery, meaning even those whose petitions arrived on April first may in fact find themselves with the short end of the stick, a nasty little April Fool’s joke indeed.

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