November 6, 2009 H-1B Cap Count
As of November 6, 2009, approximately 54,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has approved sufficient H1-B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap. Any H1-B petitions filed on behalf of an alien with an advanced degree will now count toward the general H1-B cap of 65,000. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the numerical limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.
To win the race for the remaining H-1B visas, consult an immigration attorney immediately. If you have questions about H-1B visas or other visas, you are invited to call Badmus Law Firm at 888-849-9104 to speak with one of our attorneys.