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MU clients are urged to initiate and file any regular cap-subject H-1B cases as soon as possible. MU now believes that the H-1B cap may be reached before the end of November.
The latest USCIS update is that 56,300 of the 65,000 regular H-1B numbers have been used as of November 14, 2011, leaving about 8,000 H-1B visas. The demand for H-1B numbers has surged in the last few weeks.
Employees that may need an H-1B visa include:
International workers who are working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa with another cap-subject employer are not subject to H-1B cap. These cases are commonly referred to as “H-1B transfer” cases and may be filed at any time throughout the year.
The USCIS sets aside an additional 20,000 H-1B numbers for graduates of US Masters degree (or higher) programs through a program referred to as the “H-1B Masters Cap”. The H-1B Masters Cap has been reached. H-1B Masters Cap petitions are now also counted against the regular H-1B cap.
Chris Musillo is a partner at Musillo Unkenholt Immigration Law. He is a graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. When not zealously representing his clients, Chris enjoys outdoor sports, listening to music, traveling and reading.
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