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.

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to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.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.

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