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Default H1B Cap Reached!!!

Here is an update from AILA:
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There is no official word on how many cap-subject H1B cases were filed under the FY2008 quota and received at the USCIS on the very first day, Monday, April 2, 2007. However, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has obtained unofficial information from the leading courier services, and sources close to the USCIS. This unofficial information indicates that two service centers for H1B case filings, the California Service Center (CSC) and the Vermont Service Center (VSC), received a total of at least 200,000 pieces of mail on April 2, 2007.

There is no information available yet as to how many of these delivered packets were H1B cap-subject cases filings. There is also no information as to the breakdown of cases that will be counted against the regular H1B cap versus the advanced-degree H1B cap. However, if the 200,000 count is correct, it would only take slightly more than 25 percent of that number to exhaust the regular H1B cap for FY2008 and another 10 percent to reach the cap of 20,000 for advanced-degree exemptions

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This is riduculous

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How do USCIS distinguish the Premium Processing petitions from the regular ones? The USCIS memo says that it will taje them weeks to sort out the petitions. So would it be only after they open the envelops that they would know if it is a premium processing case or not?
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As expected they got enough applications on the first day itself.
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First the application need to be seleted only them they can consider premium processing. So after random selection if application is selected then they will give decision within 15 days. This is my guess.

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How do USCIS distinguish the Premium Processing petitions from the regular ones? The USCIS memo says that it will taje them weeks to sort out the petitions. So would it be only after they open the envelops that they would know if it is a premium processing case or not?
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USCIS REACHES FY 2008 H-1B CAP

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008). USCIS will use a random selection process (described below) for all cap-subject filings received on April 2, 2007 and April 3, 2007. USCIS will reject and return along with filing fee(s) all petitions received on those days that are not randomly selected.
Cap Procedures: In keeping with USCIS regulations, USCIS will use the following process to handle
H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2008 cap:
• USCIS has determined that as of April 2, 2007, it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the FY 2008 H-1B cap and has set the “final receipt date” as April 2, 2007.
• In keeping with its regulations, USCIS will subject H-1B petitions received on the “final receipt date” and the following day to a computer-generated random selection process.
• USCIS will reject all cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2008 received on or after Wednesday, April 4, 2007.
• USCIS will reject and return along with the filing fee(s) all cap-subject H-1B petitions that are not randomly selected.
• Petitioners may re-submit petitions on April 1, 2008 when H-1B visas become available for FY 2009. This is the earliest date for which an employer may file a petition requesting FY 2009 H-1B employment with a start date of October 1, 2008.
As of late Monday afternoon (April 2), USCIS had received approximately 150,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions. USCIS must perform initial data entry for all filings received on April 2 and April 3 prior to conducting the random selection process. In light of the high volume of filings, USCIS will not be able to conduct the random selection for several weeks.
In order to fully utilize its data entry and initial processing capacity, USCIS may choose to distribute filings received at one service center to other service centers for data entry. In the event that USCIS exercises this option, petitioners may receive receipt notices or other correspondence from a service center other than the one to which the H-1B submission was sent. USCIS advises employers that there is no need for concern should that occur and that there is no need to contact USCIS.
Cap-Exempt Petitions: As directed by the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of aliens with U.S.-earned masters’ or higher degrees are exempt from any fiscal year cap on available H-1B visas. USCIS does not yet know how many of these petitions it has received as those petitions are mixed with the cap-subject cases received on April 2 and 3. USCIS will make a future announcement regarding the “final receipt date” for these petitions.
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Current H-1B Workers: Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers do not count towards the congressionally mandated H-1B cap. Accordingly, USCIS will continue to process petitions filed to:
• Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States.
• Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers.
• Allow current H-1B workers to change employers.
• Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.
USCIS also notes that, in addition to the cap exemption for aliens with U.S. earned master’s degrees discussed above, certain H-1B petitions are exempt from the cap. Those petitions are not affected by this release.
H-1B in General: U.S. businesses utilize the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. As part of the H-1B program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) require U.S. employers to meet specific labor conditions to ensure that American workers are not adversely impacted. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division safeguards the treatment and compensation of H-1B workers.
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folks,
I think it is good news for the immigrations legislators, as they can now say that
there is a serious need to increase H1B visas dramatically, as these wrokers are needed desperately.

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Default 150,000 cases

Now everybody are going to sit tight to see whether they get selected through lottery.

They say that its going to take weeks to do a Lottery selection after entering data into the computer. This is crazy. Hope this creates a noise in the Senate/House and they take some steps towards H1B Cap & EB immigrations
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I bet they are all premium processing applications.... ridiculous!
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First the application need to be seleted only them they can consider premium processing. So after random selection if application is selected then they will give decision within 15 days. This is my guess.
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I think it would be good for immigration law makers to introduce the Bill as early as possible and increase these numbers dramatically, I think with this pace they
atleast need 1 million H1B per year to just to get through the month of april itself.

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Here is a situation..

I am person came here on F1 did his phd and got a post doc and plans to do his post doc on opt for a year, then when he applies for h1, does this person fall under any kind of cap,,,the lawyer says no, there is no cap,,but i have not read nor do i see any rule written to thsi effect..
any ideas?
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This is just hillarious. You are not guaranteed an H1b application, even if you file on the first available day. There is something seriously wrong with the system. All I can say is thank god I am not of this mess. But then there is an even bigger mess called retrogression to tackle.
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