The H-1B filing window closed April 7, 2015, and we now await completion of the lottery selection process. USCIS received a record 233,000 petitions this year, for a total of 85,000 available visas. There are 65,000 regular cap visas, plus 20,000 for beneficiaries with U.S. master’s degrees of higher. To date, 49% of the cases filed by Rose Immigration Law Firm have been selected in the random lottery, outpacing the 36% acceptance rate of H-1B petitions nationwide.
We will carefully monitor the lottery results and inform employers of remedial options if your case is not selected. In the meantime, we urge all employers to contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support immigration reform, executive action, and any other measures that will alleviate the H-1B shortage.