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Administration publishes rule to change H-1B cap lottery selection system

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has on December published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to significantly alter the way H-1B cap selection is currently handled – both in terms of what is required to enter the lottery, and in terms of the order in which the two existing lotteries are filled.

The new rule would change the current system, which requires filing of a complete H-1B submission package starting on the first business day of April. USCIS continues under the current system to accept submissions for five business days in total.