National Law Review (September 30, 2016) – H-1B Lottery Class Action Lawsuit Says System Should be Scrapped

National Law Review (September 30, 2016) – H-1B Lottery Class Action Lawsuit Says System Should be Scrapped

Employers needing foreign talent to fill professional positions obtain work authorization for these individuals most frequently by applying for an H-1B visa. Individuals from across the globe may be sponsored for this type of visa if the position requires a minimum of U.S. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. The H-1B visa is often the only way that an individual can work in the United States for a U.S. entity. Unfortunately, there are only 20,000 visas available for people that have a Master’s degree from the U.S. and 65,000 for all other applicants each fiscal year. Demand has far exceeded the supply for years, resulting in a computerized lottery system to obtain the visa.

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