The U.S.

Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said Friday that the H-1B cap for FY 2018 has been reached.

The agency will now hold a computer-generated lottery to distribute the visas.The USCIS didn’t say how many visa petitions it received, and an agency spokeswoman said counting up the final number will take a week or two.[ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | The art of programming is changing rapidly. We help you navigate what’s hot in programming and what’s going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
The U.S. began accepting petitions on Monday, April 3.

This quick announcement means that the cap was not only reached but exceeded — and probably by a very large number.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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