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USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap

USCIS has announced that it has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2016. Since USCIS received more than enough petitions to meet the quota, the agency will randomly select the petitions needed to fill the cap of 65,000 visas for the general H-1B category and 20,000 for the advanced degree category. For the past two years the H-1B cap has been met within one week of April 1st, when USCIS begins accepting petitions. The H-1B visa allows highly skilled immigrants in specialty occupations to work in the United States for up to three years and can be extended. To learn more about the H-1B visa and employment based immigration, click here.