As the title of the article says, the information below is totally unofficial. We do NOT have any official update from USCIS. Do NOT just panic looking at the news…
Whats the H1B 2014 Buzz ?
The buzz around some of the immigration blogs is that AILA has updated the attorneys that 2 ( VSC and CSC) of the Service centers that receive H1B visa petitions were not prepared to meet the volume they received this year. Also, information provided by FedEx says that CSC and VSC had faced some processing delays on April 1st, when they started to received petitions. It is safe to assume that the processing delays can be primarily attributed to the volume of H1B petitions that were requested to be delivered at these USCIS service centers for processing.
If USCIS Service centers receive more H1B petitions than the total cap count in the first five days, then there would be H1B lottery. As I highlighted in the H1B 2014 Lottery article, the human psychology factor seems to be kicking in…What essentially has happened is that because USCIS mentioned that it is expecting more volume of petitions in their press release, employers are doing the H1B processing for their candidates well before hand instead of waiting, especially the students on OPT.
What are your thoughts on the buzz around ? Do you think we will have Lottery for this fiscal year ?