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2.28.2008

H-1B “Lottery” Coming: Begin Filing Preparations by March 2008

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Under immigration law, the H-1B program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals in “specialty occupation” positions that require a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Under current law, there is a cap on the number of new H-1B petitions that will be granted during each federal fiscal year (“FY”). This year, current trends suggest that employers who do not mail their petitions on March 31, 2008, will be out of luck for what is considered the H-1B “lottery.” View full article (PDF).