Breaking News: USCIS Announces Confirmation of Second Lottery Draw for H-1B Cap FY2024

News RoomJuly 27, 20230

Breaking News: USCIS Announces Confirmation of Second Lottery Draw for H-1B Cap FY2024

At Brown Immigration Law, we strive to be your company’s partner in growth and innovation, on a global scale. We continue our commitment to demystifying the complex immigration laws of the United States and Canada to provide efficient and effective immigration and global mobility support. Please find the most recent breaking business immigration news below.


USCIS Announces Confirmation of Second Lottery Draw for H-1B Cap FY2024

Given the low selection numbers and reports of multiple submissions for individual registrants, many have anxiously awaited word on a second draw, and our firm and others had opined that one seemed very likely. Today, USCIS confirmed that it has “determined that we would need to select additional registrations to reach the FY 2024 numerical allocations.” Although they confirmed a second draw, USCIS did not provide a timeline for the selections, noting that “…Soon, we will select additional registrations from previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process. We will announce once we have completed this second selection process and have notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations from this round of selection that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.” Some anticipate an extra 20,000 – 25,000 visas to be issued in the second draw. A number of this magnitude would put this year’s total selection in line with the total selections of prior years. We would also expect that it would likely be the final draw for this Cap season.

As USCIS has not announced a certain timeline for the second selection, we cannot be sure when this will occur; however, our team of attorneys is monitoring for updates from USCIS and we will receive a direct notification if any selections are made. Typically the update to any draw occurs over several days, and in past years has generally happened over a weekend. Until we hear from USCIS directly we won’t have any additional information to share. Know that we will inform our clients who are selected as soon as we have such information.


Business Immigration Law Primer

In 45 minutes Managing Partner, David Zaritzky Brown, will walk participants through the most common non-immigrant visa types and explain how we manage cases and ensure clients are matched with the status that best meets their needs. He will highlight common issues employers and employees encounter when determining the best visa status and navigating the process. He will also outline the typical options available for permanent status and considerations for proper immigration policy. This presentation will be useful for both HR/management running such programs and individuals in the U.S. on a visa status (or those contemplating coming to the U.S.). David is happy to spend some of the Q&A time discussing specific case scenarios to show how we work through real-life situations.

Locking Down Your Investment in Human Capital through Green Card Filing

In this session Managing Partner, David Zaritzky Brown, will be joined by Managing Attorney, Mason Ellis as they discuss available Green Card options. Depending on the type of employee hired or job performed there could be a wide variety of options available in some circumstances. In most cases, the truly viable option is an I-140 based PERM. David and Mason will walk you through the most common approaches we take and how we identify the way forward in starting a Green Card process. As always, David and Mason will stay on for a generous Q&A time to provide answers to interested attendees.

Canada’s Innovative Immigration Programs Can Help Companies Drive Their Business Globally

In this session, Managing Attorney, Clinton Green, and Managing Partner, David Zaritzky Brown, discuss the recent changes and trends in Canadian immigration and how they combine to make it easier for companies to hire and retain global talent. They will also highlight how companies can leverage Canada’s immigration programs to implement regional talent hubs in Canada to support their global business needs.

This presentation will be useful for both HR/Management looking at starting up or increasing their Canadian operations or who are contemplating solutions to managing risk to their immigration programs in the US. Clinton and David will facilitate a Q&A session to provide answers to interested attendees.

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Best Regards,
The Team at Brown Immigration Law

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