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New H-1B visa rules take effect April 1, increasing number of H-1B visas

The “new rule” increaes the number of H-1B workers. Sold out again. Trump said he was going to end the lottery.

He didn’t.

Trump will not be re-elected in 2020.

“Effective April 1, there will be new rules governing the H-1B visa, which U.S. tech companies use to hire skilled workers from overseas.

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the new rules Wednesday. Starting April 1, USCIS will select H-1B applicants from one pool. In the past, they were separated into the regular application group and applicants with advanced degrees applying for an exception to the cap of visas awarded each year. After regular H-1B visas are awarded via the lottery system, USCIS will select workers for the advanced degree exemption from the applications left over. The goal is to increase the number of overall H-1B visas that go to workers with higher degrees”.