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H-1B Cap Reached

Jun 1, 2006

On June 1, 2006, the USCIS announced that they had reached sufficient petitions to meet the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2007 (October 2006 to October 2007). Questions are still pouring in asking how it could be that on May 25th the USCIS indicated that there were as many as 12,000 H-1B quota numbers available, and then after the fact announced that the quota was reached on May 26th. According to the information provided to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, it appears that as of Wednesday morning, June 1st, the USCIS had just finished data-entering cses that were received on May 25th, and began data-entering cases received on May 26th. During the entry of May 26th cases, the cap was reached, making it appear that 12,000 cases arrived overnight.

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