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H-1B Quota Filled: Some Options Remain

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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.

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For more information, please contact the Immigration Practice Group at Lane Powell:

206.223.7000 Seattle
503.778.2100 Portland