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On April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the 85,000 H-1B quota (which includes 20,000 set aside for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019).  No new cap-subject H-1B […]

By Yueqi Yang and Dimitrios Pogkas, Bloomberg Big banks in the U.S., which have been seeking to hire more foreign workers in recent years under the H-1B visa program, are now being forced to reconsider their approach after the Trump administration made it harder to obtain the work permits. Eight […]

The annual H-1B quota is perennially oversubscribed.  In fact, in the first week that new H-1B petitions are allowed each year, the number of H-1B petitions received is more than twice the number that could be approved under the quota for the entire year.  This less than 50 percent chance […]