H-1B Lottery Completed on April 17, 2017

USCIS announced that on April 11, 2017, it used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select the 65,000 general-category cap cases and the 20,000 advanced degree cap cases that will be processed. USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions with their filing fees, unless the petition is found to be a duplicate filing.

USCIS has not announced when it expects to complete data entry for the selected cases nor when it expects to issue receipt notices.

3 thoughts on “H-1B Lottery Completed on April 17, 2017

  1. For Biotechnology, The USA is being flooded with cheap, and I mean “cheap”, inexperienced Indian engineers. These engineers have zero industry and regulatory experience. Higher paid qualified American engineers spend half their time either training these unqualified “cheap” engineers or fixing their mistakes. The federal government needs to slam the door shut on the H1B visa program ASAP!


  2. The abuse of H1B visas has expanded well beyond IT companies. H1B visa abuse has exploded in the Biotechnology sector. This is an area where there are a LOT of qualified American engineers that are having their wages mashed by low cost, under qualified Indian workers. Per the USCIS rules the Senate/House immigration committee(s) needs to forcefully request that USCIS perform “Targeted site visits to determine whether H-1B-dependent employers who normally must meet H-1B recruitment attestation requirements are actually paying their workers the statutorily required salary to qualify for an exemption from these requirements. These site visits will assist in determining if these employers are evading their obligation to make a good faith effort to recruit U.S. workers and to not displace U.S. workers.”

    The American middle class is getting hammered. The H1B abuse needs to stop NOW!


  3. Last year I worked with 13 H-1B workers from India. I went to work right away coding and fixing errors in the code. They got two months of training and even then they were only required to do the most basic tasks. They didn’t do any coding. But the one thing that they did do was work. They worked them seven days a week and 12 to 14 hours a day with no overtime pay, on holidays or sick days.


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