Many employers are painfully aware that the cap of 65,000 regular H-1B visas was hit the fi rst day we were permitted to fi le H-1B petitions for this fi scal year (April 1, 2007). Please ensure that you have identifi ed any employees or prospective employees requiring H-1B status for the upcoming fi scal year beginning October 1, 2008. The fi rst day that we can fi le petitions for next fi scal year is April 1, 2008. We strongly recommend that all employers’ H-1B petitions be ready to be fi led on March 31, 2008 to ensure they arrive on April 1, 2008.