H1B Cap Reached!

As most of you know, the H1B cap was reached on Monday, April 3, 2007, the very first day that the new FY 2008 quota was opened up to accept regular cap subject H1B cases!!! This is devastating news for employers and employees. Now people have to wait one and half years until Oct. 1, 2008, just to work on a short term temporary visa!! This makes no sense. So let us work together to demand our rights and privileges by asking Congress to change the law and eliminate the H1B cap. It makes no sense in a pure capitalist economy that relies on supply and demand for the economic engine to keep chugging along to put a stop on progress! Meeting the cap rudely interrupts our economic growth by preventing our businesses in getting the required highly skilled personnel to keep our universities, businesses and research facilities fully staffed and operational. Many skilled workers create jobs and Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board has often shared his views that the only way for the U.S. economy to get the much needed skilled work force is more immigration. Let us all work together to change things!

The glimmer of hope is that the Masters cap cases quota may still be open for those who graduated with a Master’s or higher degree from a U.S. university. But even that quota will likely be met soon. So file your advanced cap quota cases ASAP to avoid being left out in the lurch!

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