Making sense of the H-1B lottery

Wang, Jeffrey C.P.; Bates, Rita Eng
June 2015
Inside Counsel (SyndiGate Media Inc.);6/24/2015, p1
The article discusses the H-1B lottery system, under which the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) randomly chooses H-1B visa petitions for consideration. The lottery system will be every year as the demand for H-1B visas exceeds supply. The total number of H-1Bs available each year is only 85,000, while USCIS has received over 230,000 petitions so far.


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