50,000 H-1Bs RECEIVED ON APRIL 1, 2013?

According to an article on indiatimes.com:  “The US received nearly 50,000 packages of H-1B visa applications on the very first day, which is reflective of the sudden surge in demand of the country’s most sought after work visas.”

If true, this would indicate that the cap is likely to be exhausted this week or in the very near future.  Remember, cap-subject visas that were received on April 1st have the same chance of being accepted for processing as those that are received on April 5th, if the lottery is triggered.  Official numbers from the USCIS will likely be released next week but until then, stakeholders will use various alternative sources to determine whether the cap will be triggered such as FedEx and UPS packages received as well as reports from high- volume petitioners and immigration law firms.

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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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