USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020 and Reaches the Advanced Degree Exemption Cap

USCIS has announced that, on April 10th, they completed the random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated 85,000 H-1B visas allotted each fiscal year. USCIS received a total of 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period for Fiscal Year 2020, which represents an increase from the 190,098 H-1B petitions received the previous year for Fiscal Year 2019. With RFE and denial rates increasing along with the number of H-1B petitions, we will need to remain vigilant and adapt to whatever USCIS throws our way once these petitions start being adjudicated. Employers will likely start receiving notifications whether their petition has been selected in the coming months.   Copied from USCIS:   USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S.…

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