April 7

USCIS Reaches FY2017 H-1B Cap

USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for FY2017. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the general category and advanced degree caps. USCIS has not announced when the lottery will take place.

April 7

AILA: Despite Avalanche of H-1B Petitions, Outdated Cap Means American Economy is Still Missing Out

http://www.aila.org/advo-media/press-releases/2016/despite-avalanche-h-1b-petitions-outdated-cap

AILA President Victor Nieblas Pradis commented on the H-1B visa cap being reached and that a lottery will be held again noting, “Each petition not selected is a business need unfulfilled and a growth opportunity that is delayed or thwarted.”