On Jan 18 2011 by Klasko Immigration

USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

On January 14, 2011, USCIS updated its H-1B cap count and confirmed that it has received 60,700 H-1B petitions for FY 2011.  In addition, USCIS already has reached the 20,000 H-1B Master’s exemption cap for FY 2011.  Therefore, any H-1B petition filed as a Master’s degree will be counted towards the regular 65,000 H-1B cap. 

The last update from USCIS on January 7, 2011 confirmed that 58,700 H-1B petitions had been received.  Given that USCIS is receiving at least 2000 petitions per week, H-1B numbers for FY 2011 are expected to run out within the next two weeks.

Contact your Klasko Law attorney immediately if your organization wishes to sponsor a cap-subject H-1B nonimmigrant in FY 2011.