USCIS approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status for FY2016. This marks the seventh straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2009. For eligible petitioners who cannot be granted a U-1 visa solely because of the cap, USCIS will send a letter notifying them that they are on a waiting list. USCIS will resume issuing U visas on October 1, 2016.
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USCIS Hits U Visa Cap for Seventh Straight Fiscal Year