USCIS announced last week that they received all of the H-1B petitions that they needed to reach the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. They will next determine if they have enough petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap. USCIS will continue to process and accept petitions that are exempt from the cap. Those that are exempt include H-1B workers who have previously been counted against the cap and who still have their cap number. USCIS will also continue to process and accept petitions filed for current H-1B workers to extend the amount of time they can stay in the U.S., to change their terms of employment, to allow them to change employers, to to allow them to work simultaneously in a second H-1B position.
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This information comes from a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 19040538).