H-1B Visa Demand Spike Predicted
Partner Shanon Stevenson offered insight for an article published in Information Week.
The application window for new H-1B visas opens on April 1, and strong demand will likely exceed the federally mandated cap, 65,000 new visas for foreign workers, plus an additional 20,000 visas reserved for people with advanced degrees, on the same day, according to Shanon.
"I think this year it's going to be even more," she noted. "Just based on the increase we're seeing in our workload, and what we're hearing from other immigration lawyers, we think the cap will be reached just like it was last year within the first five business days of filing."