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There is Hope after the H-1B Cap: Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

Hannah F. Little, Esq., Partner
N.C. Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist
Hannah.Little@garfinkelimmigration.com

There is a statutory cap that limits the number of new H-1B petitions that may be approved in a fiscal year. The cap of H-1B visas is currently set at a total of 85,000. 20,000 of those visas are reserved for the "Master's Cap" for those foreign nationals who have obtained an advanced degree from a U.S. college or university. The filing period for Fiscal Year 2018 was April 3-7, 2017.

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