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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

The day has finally come. USCIS has announced the implementation of the electronic registration process for next year’s H-1B lottery, forever changing the landscape of H-1Bs. Instead of preparing and filing completed H-1B petitions and then finding out whether or not that petition was selected in the lottery, employers (or their attorneys) will now electronically[…]

USCIS SCOPS Update on FY 2012 H-1B Cap

(copied from AILA)   USCIS Service Center Operations has confirmed that November 22, 2011, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2012, and that all properly completed H-1B petitions that were accepted for filing on November 22 will be included in the FY 2012[…]

AILA Liaison Provides Clarification of H-1B Lottery System

The American Immigration Lawyers Association clarified how the lottery system will be determined this year: Members have questioned whether the regulation governing conduct of the H-1B random selection (e.g., “lottry”) process published by USCIS on March 24, 2008 (73 FR 15389 (3/24/08); AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08031937 (posted Mar. 25, 2008)) will apply to the[…]