H-1B Visas for Skilled Workers: Preparing for the Cap

, New York Law Journal


In his Immigration Law column, Michael D. Patrick of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy writes that one-third of all the H-1B visa petitions filed last year were subsequently rejected through a lottery system. Even greater numbers of petitions are expected to be filed this year, which means that an even higher number of otherwise qualified highly skilled foreign nationals will be rejected. This uncertainty makes it difficult for employers to meet their hiring needs, deterring foreign investment and negatively impacting U.S. workers.

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Originally appeared in print as H-1B Visas for Skilled Workers: Preparing for the Cap and Predictions

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