H-1B Cap Count – May 26, 2009
On May 26, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received approximately 45,700 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 regular H-1B cap. Additionally, USCIS has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. They will continue to accept H-1B applications for both the regular and advanced-degree H-1B caps until the caps are reached. This is interesting since the H-1B numbers have only increased by 200 filings since the last H-1B filing report. At this rate, the H-1B cap may not run out this fiscal year. We shall see.