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FOREIGN STUDENTS NOT SELECTED IN H1B CAP LOTTERY STILL HAVE OPTIONS

 

In recent years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a program whereby a randomized lottery determines which applicants will be eligible for H1B cap petitions. The initial selection process for fiscal year 2022 has now come to an end. If your name was not selected in this lottery, what can you do?

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What does it mean visa retrogressed for E1 immigrant visa?

Each immigrant category, but immediate relative has a limited number of immigrant visas available each year. Retrogression occurs when the priority date cut-off that determine visa availability move backward instead of forward. Making immigrant visas unavailable for later priority dates.

When employment based immigrant priority dates retrogress the spouse cannot follow to join until the immigrant petition priority date becomes current.

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