According to an article on  “The U.S. software industry is larger than the food processing industry in terms of revenue, according to an IT trade group that wants Congress to raise the annual cap on H-1B visas, give permanent residency to foreign nationals who graduate from U.S. colleges and back trade policies that give companies unfettered access to global markets.”

As an urgent matter, this country needs more H-1B visas to effectively compete in the global economy.  However, companies and foreign nationals should not expect an increase in the number of cap-subject visas for FY-2009, currently 65,000.  Employers should prepare for those they would like to hire as H-1B workers early so that cases are received by the USCIS no later than April 1, 2008.  Alternatives to H-1B visas or the possibility that the organization or beneficiary may be cap-exempt should be discussed with a lawyer.

Our firm is now accepting cases for cap-subject H-1B cases to be filed on April 1, 2008.  Please visit for additional information.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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