2012 H-1B Cap Approaching

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

As of November 14th, 2011 56,300 regular cap subject H-1b petitions have been submitted. The Master’s cap was reached over a month ago, and the regular H-1B cap of 65,000 will be reached soon. H-1B applicants should remember that up to 6,800 are set aside for nationals from Singapore and Chile (based on treaties). It…

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Georgia Court Overturns PT Testing Prohibition

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Yesterday’s Superior Court decision in Georgia is an exciting step towards permanently reinstating physical therapist’s ability to test. The Georgia court declared the testing prohibition invalid and unenforceable in Georgia, and the Georgia State Board are permanently enjoined from enforcing the testing prohibition and “taking any action that would prohibit, delay, frustrate, or hinder candidates…

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H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2011

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

USCIS just announced that it reached the statutory cap on H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2011.  Any petition for a new H-1B received by USCIS after January 26th, 2011 will not be processed. The good news for employers is that it only 3 months until they can apply for a Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B.  USCIS…

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H-1B count update

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

USCIS just updated the H1B count. As of April 15, 2010, approximately 13,600 (out of 65,000 available) H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has received 5,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.  These numbers are way down from previous years, which is good news for employers who wish to hire foreign workers, as…

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