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USCIS Archives

USCIS Processing Times vs Real Time

For those who have played the waiting game with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you understand the frustrations encountered during the processing time. With the extensive volume of petitions and applications for immigration benefits coming through USCIS each year, the cycle time leaves all parties involved wondering when it will be completed. This often means that immigrants, their families, and even employers are left in limbo and at the mercy of USCIS.

Lawsuit Seeks Clarity in H-1B Lottery

Every year on the first business day of April, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) make available a limited amount of H-1B nonimmigrant visas for U.S. employers to hire experienced foreign professionals. The available visas are capped at 65,000 for new hires and 20,000 for those who have earned a master's or doctoral degree from a U.S. university. It should come as no surprise that over the last several years the demand for H-1B visas has far exceeded the allotted available. Most years, the cap is reached within 5 business days. When USCIS deems that they have received enough applications to meet the limits, a "lottery" system kicks in to ensure that all visas are allocated.

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