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USCIS Announces FY 2014 H-1B Cap Has Been Met; Lottery to be Conducted

April 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this afternoon (Friday, April 5, 2013) that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B numerical limitation of 65,000 (commonly known as the “H-1B cap”) for fiscal year (FY) 2014.  The USCIS also announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the FY 2014 H-1B U.S. master’s degree exemption cap of 20,000.  As such, all FY 2014 cap-subject petitions properly filed and received by the USCIS from April 1 to April 5, 2013, will be entered in a computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as the “H-1B lottery”).

More details such as the number of petitions received and the actual date of the lottery will be forthcoming from the USCIS next week.  Stay tuned to the MMHPC Blog for updates.

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