Kathryn N. Karam 's latest OilPro.com article on why this may be a good year for small businesses to file H-1Bs.
USCIS announced today that it will begin processing Cap-Subject H-1B petitions filed for premium processing on April 28, 2014.
Today USCIS announced that it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions for this year's H-1B cap. There are only 20,000 slots for those who qualify for the U.S. Master's degree cap (individuals who earned a master's degree or higher in the U.S.) and there are 65,000 slots for those who meet the regular cap (those who have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent or higher). Individuals who are not selected for the 20,000 available master's cap slots become part of the pool of 65,000 petitions to be randomly selected in the regular cap.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the 2015 FY Cap has been reached and it will begin its random selection process by conducting a lottery to determine which petitions will be selected for this year's H-1B cap.