United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced yesterday, January 27, 2011, that it has received sufficient petitions to reach the statutory cap for new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2011 (October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011). USCIS will apply a computer-generated random selection process to all petitions that are subject to the cap and were received on January 26, 2011. USCIS will reject new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2011 that are received after January 26, 2011.
USCIS will begin accepting new H-1B petitions on April 1, 2011 for the following Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012).
For more information about the H-1B cap and which petitions are exempt from the cap, please refer to Gibney’s Immigration Alert. If you have any questions, please contact your designated Gibney representative or email email@example.com.
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