I recently co-authored an legal article titled “4 Option for Employees Who Lose the H-1B Lottery,” which was published in the Corporate Immigration 2016 handbook by International Comparative Legal Guides.

Because of high demand and low supply, cap-subject H-1B visas are effectively awarded in a lottery system. An qualified applicant has about a 35% chance of actually receiving a visa. In this article, we propose and evaluate a few alternative visa options for the individuals that miss out.