Make A List, Check It Twice: Preparing For H-1B Cap Filing

By Stephen Hader and Amanda Franklin (December 21, 2017, 12:42 PM EST) -- As the old holiday song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." For immigration practitioners, that might not be the case considering the H-1B cap is just a few months away. On April 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting cap-subject H-1B professional worker petitions for a start date of Oct. 1, 2018. Employers and immigration practitioners are wise to begin preparing now considering the potential pitfalls and recent trends with H-1B adjudications.

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