USCIS has provided the following information regarding cases filed under the FY 2009 H-1B cap:
- Except for cases suspected as potential duplicate filings, USCIS has issued receipts for those cases selected in the random lottery. The CSC and VSC completed data entry on all selected cases on May 23, 2008, and completed mailing of all receipts on May 24, 2008.
- USCIS has received approximately 500 petitions that are believed to be duplicates and will hand review each of these cases. If the second submission was accompanied by an explanation of the reason for the second submission, there is a good chance of acceptance.
- USCIS has determined that the number of petitions selected during the random selection process will be sufficient to meet the cap limit. Therefore, the use of the reserve/cushion will not be necessary this year. USCIS will mail out rejections this week.
- AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08061261 (posted Jun. 12, 2008).