As of October 25, 2009, approximately 52,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. 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to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn. AILA Doc. No. 09042065.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
USCIS Updates FY 2010 H-1B and H-2B Count
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has just reported that USCIS has updated its count of FY 2010 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions, as well as FY 2010 H-2B petitions received as of 10/25/2009.