USCIS Updates H-1B Count as of April 20th

April 22nd, 2009

USCIS has updated its H-1B cap count as of April 20, 2009.  As of this date, USCIS has received approximately 44,000 H-1B petitions counted against the bachelor’s cap (of 65,000) and approximately 20,000 petitions applied to the advanced degree or master’s cap (of 20,000).  Since USCIS predicts that some of the advanced degree cap petitions are not approvable, it is still accepting petitions to be counted against this cap.  If this cap is reached, then the advanced degree petitions can still get a number from the bachelor’s cap.