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New Quota for H1B

 
John King
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The current H1B quota (190,000+) will expire
in May. Does anyone know the new quota? The
previous one was 65,000+. Shall we go back to
old one? What is the government going to do
in the bad economic time?
 
Michael Target
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The current H-1B quota 195,000 will expire
on September 30, 2003. H-1B quota will drop to 65,000 in fiscal year 2004.
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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With the current yearly visa cap of 195,000 set to expire 30 September, the number will revert to 65,000 with no further congressional action. Despite the 120,000 high-tech professionals (electronics engineers and computer scientists) estimated by the Department of Labor as being unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2002, the Immigration and Naturalization Service is reporting that it processed 294,100 H-1B petitions in fiscal year 2002 in new, renewed and exempt categories.

You can read the rest of the story here.
I believe the ITAA is lobbying hard to get congress to extend the 195K limit.
[ March 02, 2003: Message edited by: Rufus BugleWeed ]
 
Jim Baker
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Rufus, What is ITAA?
[ March 10, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Baker ]
 
Matt Kidd
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