1470 U.S. economists, including six Nobel laureates, and coming from academia, government, across the country, and across the political spectrum published a letter on April 12, 2017 to the Administration and Congress. The letter underscores the overall and economic benefits of immigration to our country, and calls for action to update our immigration laws to meet the demands of a 21st century economy.
On April 7, USCIS confirmed that the cap for H-1B visas for FY 2018 (starting October 1, 2017) had been reached. This is the 5th year in a row that all 85,000 cap-subject visas have been exhausted within a week of the April 1st initial filing date. Petitions that could not be accepted due to the cap will be returned with their accompanying filing fees to the petitioners.