H-1B Cap Still Not Reached as of May 11, 2009

As of May 11, 2009, USCIS states that approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. USCIS will continue to accept petitions subject to both the bachelor’s and advanced degree caps until the statutory limit of 65,000 and 20,000 have been formally reached (USCIS is taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn).