The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently updated
the count of H-1B visa petitions for FY2010 employment. USCIS has observed
a rapid increase in the H-1B filings
as 1600 H-1B petitions were filed in just one week.
As of November 20, 2009, USCIS has
received approximately 56,900
H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS has approved sufficient H-1B
petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000
from the fiscal year 2010 cap. Any H-1B petitions filed on behalf of an
alien with an advanced degree will now count toward the general H-1B 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petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.
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