H-1B Cap Survey



ILW.COM is conducting a survey on the H-1B Cap this year. This is a survey only for Immigration Attorneys. We will compile all the responses and report the averages in Immigration Daily. We will keep the names of the participants in the survey confidential.



  1. Are you seeing lower, higher or about the same volume of H-1B applications as last year?
  2. Lower, Higher, About the Same



  3. When do you expect the H-1B Masters cap to be reached?

  4. Immediately, Within two weeks, Within four weeks, or Later



  5. When do you expect the H-1B Regular cap to be reached?


  6. Immediately, Within two weeks, Within four weeks, or Later


Please respond to the survey by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.






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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Long Island City, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including, but not limited to, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, TPS, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage his/her own caseload. Please send resume and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.





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Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.



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