U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated number
of filings for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of aliens with Masters or higher
degrees obtained in U.S.
USCIS had received approximately 18,000 H-1B petitions on April 18, 2007 for
aliens with advanced degrees. Congress mandated that the first 20,000 of these
types of petitions are exempt from any fiscal year cap on available H-1B visas.
USCIS will provide regular updates as the processing of FY 2008 H-1B cap-exempt