The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will continue to accept H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) caps, which include both the 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 U.S. master's degree or higher educational exemption cap.  The first eligible date of filing for FY 2010 H-1B petitions was April 1, 2009. For more information, click here to see the USCIS April 8, 2009, press release.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise, such as scientists, engineers, and computer programmers.


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