Last week, USCIS published a new rule impacting how H-1b cap lottery cases are filed. The most significant part of this rule is the introduction of an electronic filing system which is welcomed by the business community however, it will not go into effect until 2020. As a practical matter, this rule will not affect how H-1b lottery cap cases are filed this April. There will be a change in the selection process which is designed to give US grads a greater advantage in being selected.