On April 8, the USCIS announced that they had received 124,000 H-1B petitions during the first week, and would not be accepting anymore cap-subject H-1B petitions this year. They first selected the 20,000 winners under the Master’s Cap by lottery.
Then they took the 104,000 remaining petitions and ran a lottery for the 65,000 General Cap. This means that under the General Cap, the odds of being selected are approximately 62.5%.
Winners will be notified by mail. Losers will have their petitions and filing fees returned to them.
“We are very pleased by the services we get from the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman. Our experience in the past year with all our H1B renewals has been amazing, and we’ve obtained great results.”
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GENERAL H-1B CAP (65,000)
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MASTERS H-1B CAP (20,000)
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Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman has 40+ years of experience. He served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1976 until 1982, when he entered private practice. He has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in SuperLawyers Magazine. Today, he serves as Of Counsel to JR Immigration Law Firm.