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June 30, 2005

Government Speakers Provide H-1B Numbers Update at AILA's Annual Conference

This update stresses the need to apply as soon as possible to be included for the October 1, 2005 deadline; Government Officials speaking at the Salt Lake City AILA Annual Conference announced that the USCIS has approximately 8,300 H-1B petitions approved or in the pipeline that will count against the new exemption cap of 20,000 for FY05, as established by the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004. Note that, on May 24, 2005, the USCIS issued a press release announcing that they had received more than 6,393 H-1B petitions in this exempted category by that date.

Further, the USCIS announced that they currently have approximately 27,300 H-1B petitions approved or in the pipeline for FY06.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 30, 2005 07:47 AM

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