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12.14.2004

H-1B Cap Opens With 20,000 More Numbers; But Fees Increase

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Congress has added 20,000 more numbers to the H-1B Cap, but not without some additional economic cost as compared to prior H1-B programs. Previously, during this fiscal year, the H1-B program for temporary workers had opened and closed in one day. On October 1, 2004, enough petitions had been filled in advance to fill the pipeline for the then existing quota of 65,000 H1-Bs. View full article (PDF).