USCIS: H-1B Cap for FY 2016 Reached

Posted on April 07, 2015 by Kathryn N. Karam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the FY 2016 H-1B cap has been reached. All petitions submitted between April 1st and 7th of 2015 will be placed in a lottery for random selection.

Business Journals on H-1Bs

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kathryn N. Karam

In an opinion piece appearing in the Houston Business Journal, the Business Journals' Washington Bureau Chief discusses why he believes that IT companies' recent push for increased H-1B numbers will likely fail.

USCIS Will Begin Accepting FY 2016 H-1B Petitions April 1, 2015

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Kathryn N. Karam

USCIS issued an announcement that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2016 on April 1, 2015.

Labor Condition Application (LCA) Certification Emails Not Being Automatically Generated

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

Members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have indicated that they are not receiving email notifications that Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) have been certified through the Department of Labor's Icert Portal. However, the status of an LCA can be verified and a certified LCA may be printed by logging into the Icert portal. The LCA must be certified before an H-1B petition can be filed. April 1st is the first day to file H-1B petitions and petitions may only be filed until the fiscal year cap is reached. The cap is often reached in the first 1-2 weeks, so it is important for those preparing to file H-1B petitions to log into Icert to check the status of their LCAs.

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