USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Selection Process for FY 2020
On April 10, USCIS completed the random selection process (“lottery”) as it has received sufficient H-1B petitions for both the regular 65,000 cap and the 20,000 US-earned advanced degree (Masters degree or higher) cap for fiscal year 2020. USCIS announced they received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period that begin on April 1, 2019. USCIS will reject and return all unselected H-1B petitions to the employer/attorney that filed the H-1B petition.
USCIS will continue to process all H-1B petitions filed that are not subject to the H-1B cap (including those filed by U.S. colleges and universities and university-affiliated research institutes).