H1B visas for 2013 quota might be closed by June 11th 2012.  We are hoping that they might be wrong.  The American Immigration Lawyers Association, posted this today:

“Assuming that the rate of H-1B filings has remained at least constant at 1,800 per day, another 7,200 cap-subject non-master’s H-1B petitions will have been filed by the close of business today (June 7, 2012). Add that to the announced 55,600 filed as of June 1, 2012 (AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12040939), that means that nearly 63,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions will have been filed by tonight. USCIS sets aside some (approximately 1,500 for Chile/Singapore), and accepts a number in excess of the total cap allocation of 65,000, to take into account denials and withdrawals. Some data suggests that the total number of cap-subject non-master’s H-1B petitions taken in is in the neighborhood of 70,000 (AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12060755). All of this suggests that for planning purposes, submission of H-1B petitions for delivery to service centers by Monday, June 11, 2012, (which means getting them in the hands of couriers by Saturday for Monday delivery), may be prudent.”



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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).