According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a preliminary number of nearly 163,000 H-1B petitions received during the filing period ending on April 7, 2008.  More than 31,200 of those petitions were for the advanced degree category.”

Looks like a lot of Master Cap cases will be rejected this year.  This means that we essentially train foreign students to a Master level, US employers want to hire them for at least the prevailing wage, and these individuals will have to either find an alternative visa category or accept a job in another country that welcomes the best and bightest from around the world.  Seems like a lose/lose situation. 

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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