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Old 04-09-2007, 11:54 AM
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I am going to file my h1 application tomorrow under the master's qouta. I know its nearly impossible that my petition would be approved but I have no other choice. I just have one question:

1. Should I go for a premium processing?

<<My OPT expires may 15th and my employer is still willing to file my h1 tomorrow. If I go for premium processing, that will atleast stop me from getting an admit into a community college this fall to maintain my status>>

Advice please. Also there is no way they will increase the h1b on the master's qouta, right ?
I think you need to wait until USCIS finish they Lottery/Sorting process.
At this moment they won't accept your application.
Please contact your Lawyer for accurate information
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Default Update from USCIS : Rule for lottery Apr 2 + Apr 3 > 20000 ????

However, in the event that USCIS received more than 20,000 cases that would qualify for this exemption on April 2 and April 3, USCIS will first conduct a computer-generated radom lottery to select 20,000 filings for processing, and those filings that are not selected will be subject to the FY 2008 cap and must be considered in that random selection process as well.
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This is good news for people who have a US Masters or Phd.
We have 2 chances.
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http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22063

So ~13000 in the first two days. Mine is going to reach tomorrow. Do I still have a chance ??????
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:11 PM
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04/10/2007: USCIS Updates 2008 H-1B Cap Status as of 04/09/2007 - Surprise, Surprise, and Surprise!!!

Somewhat very good news. It turns out the total FY 2008 H-1B cap cases which they received are not 150,000 nor 133,000. The total number is 119,193. Accordingly the odds of winning in the lottery will be only 2:1.

For U.S. advanced or higher degree cases, they only received 12,989 and the H-1B for these people is still wide open and they can file the petition now.


source: immigration-law.com
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:15 PM
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From THE OH LAW FIRM!
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For U.S. advanced or higher degree cases, they only received 12,989 and the H-1B for these people is still wide open and they can file the petition now.
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04/10/2007: USCIS Updates 2008 H-1B Cap Status as of 04/09/2007 - Surprise, Surprise, and Surprise!!!

Somewhat very good news. It turns out the total FY 2008 H-1B cap cases which they received are not 150,000 nor 133,000. The total number is 119,193. Accordingly the odds of winning in the lottery will be only 2:1.

For U.S. advanced or higher degree cases, they only received 12,989 and the H-1B for these people is still wide open and they can file the petition now.


source: immigration-law.com
In the very fisrt line of the AILA document it says that the counting is still on
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In the very fisrt line of the AILA document it says that the counting is still on
From the AILA Doc:

USCIS can now announce that the cap of 20,000 on these exempt cases remains open and that
USCIS will continue to monitor these filings.



That means - US-MS petitions on and before APril 9 are safe and USCIS is still accepting US-MS applications

Correct?
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From the AILA Doc:

USCIS can now announce that the cap of 20,000 on these exempt cases remains open and that
USCIS will continue to monitor these filings.



That means - US-MS petitions on and before APril 9 are safe and USCIS is still accepting US-MS applications

Correct?
I guess so.

If we add up the 119K and 13K (masters) it is around 132K. if they have received only one application per packet, the counting is almost over except for the 1000 odd applications and the masters cap is wide open as Mr Oh said. It would have been good if they said how many packets still need to be processed.
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USCIS UPDATES COUNT OF FY 2008 H-1B CAP FILINGS
WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated number of
filings today as the counting of H-1B petitions received on April 2 and 3 continues. On April 3, USCIS
announced that it had received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year
2008 (FY 2008) and that it would conduct a computer-generated random selection of cap-subject petitions
filed on Monday (April 2) and Tuesday (April 3) to determine which cases would be accepted for processing.
As of April 9, USCIS has determined that approximately 119,193 of the H-1B petitions received on April 2
and 3 are subject to the FY 2008 congressionally mandated cap.
USCIS received on April 2 and 3 a total of approximately 12,989 cases requesting an exemption from the FY
2008 H-1B cap because they were filed on behalf of aliens holding a master’s degree or higher from a U.S.
institution. USCIS can now announce that the cap of 20,000 on these exempt cases remains open and that
USCIS will continue to monitor these filings.
USCIS will provide regular updates as the processing of FY 2008 H-1B cap cases continues.
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Thanks for the Info.
Where did u get the information from?
Can you provide with the Official Link?

Thanks
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I'm not sure if I'm eligible to apply for Master's quota. I'm done with all my degree requirements and I've scheduled my thesis defence on MAy 20th. Is it still possible that I can apply in Master's quota. I've a letter from my schools which states that I'm done with all my degree requirements and I'll be finishing thesis on May 20th. Is this letter enough to apply for MAsters??
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I'm not sure if I'm eligible to apply for Master's quota. I'm done with all my degree requirements and I've scheduled my thesis defence on MAy 20th. Is it still possible that I can apply in Master's quota. I've a letter from my schools which states that I'm done with all my degree requirements and I'll be finishing thesis on May 20th. Is this letter enough to apply for MAsters??
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I think you need to have a copy of your diploma.
But you can still apply for OPT and apply for next year
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