USCIS informed that it has received 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions as of April 4, 2012. Approximately 25% of these cases are for U.S. advanced degrees. According to USCIS, the number of filings received in the first few days of the H-1B season (April 1-April 4) is almost double the number of filings received by USCIS during the same time last year.
The cap (the numerical limit on H-1B petitions) for FY 2013 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals with U.S. master’s degrees or higher are exempt.
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