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Top Occupations, States, and Employers for H-1B

The Department of Labor recently released the top occupations, states, and employers submitted for the H-1B. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top five occupations are related to computer sciences. California submitted nearly 25% of the applications received. And some of the top employers include Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Cognizant Technology Solutions, US Corporation; and Apply, Inc. Here are the complete Top 10 lists:

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September 2016 Immigration Bulletin is Out!

My September Immigration Bulletin went out this morning. This issue provides several updates on issues such as the new I-9 form, a new rule proposed by DHS, and DOL Labor Certification FY2016 stats. Click here to see the online version. To sign up to receive my Immigration Newsletter, click here.

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Coming Soon: My NEW Book – Beyond the H-1B

If you’ve been receiving and reading my newsletters, you know I am working on the finishing touches on my first Immigration book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students. This book is designed to help readers understand the most commonly used work visas under U.S. immigration law considering the limited availability of H-1Bs.

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USCIS completes FY2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Data Entry

During the last few weeks, we have been receiving Receipt Notices for selected petitions and keeping our fingers crossed that we would get more. But, USCIS announced that it has completed the data entry for all of the FY17 H-1B petitions selected during the lottery. USCIS will begin returning all the H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions and asks that no inquiries be submitted […]

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Over 236,000 FY17 H-1B Petitions Filed and Lottery Completed

USCIS just announced that it received over 236,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions.  This number is just a little higher than last year when USCIS received 233,000 petitions. We don’t yet have the number of U.S. Master’s vs. Bachelor’s degree petitions received.   We know that more than 20,000 U.S. Master’s petitions were received. USCIS conducted the lottery process April 9th, 2016 and selected the required 65,000 Bachelors and 20,000 U.S. Master’s petitions. Petitions not selected will be […]

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USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap

As of April 7, 2016 USCIS  reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for the fiscal year (FY) 2017. They received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the US advanced degree exemption and more than the 65,000 for the regular cap filings.  USCIS will use a computer-generated lottery to select the petitions that will proceed to adjudication.   Any unselected 20,000 U.S. advanced degree petitions will be entered into the lottery for the 65,000 regular cap filings. […]

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