On May 05 2009 by William A. Stock

H-1B Cap News: Still Plenty of H’s, But Increased Scrutiny

USCIS has published its latest estimates of filings subject to the “H Caps.”  They report receipts of approximately 45,000 petitions subject to the 65,000 cap, virtually unchanged in two weeks.

At the same time that fewer petitions are being received by USCIS, the agency is subjecting th0se that are filed to increased scrutiny.  Companies are facing Requests For Evidence asking for significant amounts of documentation that the job they are offering exists and will exist in October.  Now more than ever, ensuring that initial H petitions are well documented (some would say over-documented) is necessary to have success in H petition filings.