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August 12, 2005

USCIS Reaches 2006 H-1B Cap “Final receipt date” is August 10, 2005.

Today USCIS announced that it had reached the cut off for the H-1B visa for FY 2006. There will a small number of H-1B that will be given out on a lottery basis. This number will be released with 45 days of October 1, 2006. CIS will announce a process for these H-1B's in the future. There is still time to apply for an H-1B if you are from Singapore or Chile as these visas are still available. The registration for the master's H-1B continues as there are about 10,000 of these H-1B's still available.

This is an example of the broken U.S. immigration system. Highly educated workers who bring tremendous benefits to our country are not allowed in to work. If you are an employer you should contact your congressman or senator to seek a change in U.S. immigration law to remove the cap. Let the economy and needs of individuals determine the need for workers. A mandated cap makes no sense and hampers the ability of U.S. employer to compete in the world.

Posted by VisaLawyer at August 12, 2005 07:47 AM


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