H-1B Quota Filled: Some Options Remain
Without notice, the H-1B filing window for the year has closed. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced the day before Thanksgiving that on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2012 (“FY2012”). This means that petitions for first-time H-1Bs received November 23 or thereafter will be rejected and mailed back to the petitioner unprocessed.
For more information, please contact the Immigration Practice Group at Lane Powell: