H1B Cap Update – April 20, 2009

On April 20, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received approximately 44,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 regular H-1B cap. Additionally, USCIS has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. They will continue to accept H-1B applications for both the regular and advanced-degree H-1B caps until the caps are reached.
If you are going to file an H-1B application on behalf of a potential employee, we recommend that you do so quickly. We will provide additional updates on www.bashyamshah.com as they become available.