USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020, Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap

May 23, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

Calendar year 2020 On April 10, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2020.

USCIS received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, 2019, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.


USCIS announcement
Foster LLP blog post “USCIS Announces FY-2020 H-1B Regular Cap Is Reached”
Foster LLP blog post “USCIS Announces FY-2020 H-1B Master’s Cap Is Reached”