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Update: USCIS Selects Additional H-1B Cap Registrations for FY 2021 Cap

There have been rumors floating that USCIS might be selecting more H-1B cap registrations for the FY 2021 cap.  Those rumors appear to be true.  As of August 14, 2020, registrants have received emails with notifications of further selections.  A USCIS spokesperson said, “that full visa petitions for those selected in the second round this month will be due between August 17, 2020 and November 16, 2020.”  It is possible that the COVID-19 crisis, which has occasioned high unemployment and business closures, is at least in part responsible for a shortage of H-1B petitions having been filed to date.

We do not have any additional information at this time about how many more will be selected or how long this new selection process may or is expected to continue.  As soon as more details become available, we will provide updates.  In the meantime, if you were a registrant, check your email for any notifications of additional selections.

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...