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USCIS Received 236,000 H-1B Cap Cases For Fiscal Year 2017

On April 12, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received over 236,000 H-1B petitions for this year’s filing period, which began on April 1, 2016. This record-breaking number of H-1B petitions were received in the first 7 days of April. Approximately 85,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions will be adjudicated, while approximately