USCIS Hits H-1B Visa Cap For Upcoming Fiscal Year

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 10:30 PM EDT) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reached the H-1B visa cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the agency announced Friday, although it’s not yet clear how many of the skilled worker petitions poured in this time around.

USCIS said it had reached the 65,000 cap for H-1B visas for the 2018 fiscal year, as well as having received enough H-1B petitions to reach the 20,000 visa exemption for those with U.S. advanced degrees. The agency now uses a lottery to select the potential visa recipients from its...
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