New H4 EAD impacts on H1B

Hello Everyone,

People who are working on OPT /CPT will potentially look for H1b Visas on April 2016. I just wanted to understand :

  1. Does the new H4 EAD rule have any impact on the H1b process, like does it reduce the number of H1B’s this year ?

  2. If yes, Will this year still have a lottery?

I have been suffering from the lottery process since two years, while i was on OPT and now i have to go back to college as a result.

  1. There may be a little chances of reduced H1’s (As H4’s might get dropped because of this)

  2. There are still chances for having a lottery (But the probability of getting picked in lottery may be little high)