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5.10.2005

Immigration Service Reverses Position, Limiting H-1B “Bonus” Numbers to Master’s Degrees; Filing Begins May 12, 2005

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Beginning May 12, 2005, 20,000 “bonus” H-1Bs will become available for employers who wish to hire foreign workers this year in occupations for which degrees are required. However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS,” formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”)) reversed its previous position and limited the bonus numbers to persons with U.S. Master’s degrees, instead of allowing persons with Bachelor’s degrees or the equivalent to apply. View full article (PDF).