Wednesday, May 19, 2010
USCIS reports that as of May 14, 2010, it has received approximately 19,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Under the H-1B program, there is a numerical limitation (cap) of 65,000 available visas per year. Foreign nationals who have obtained a U.S. Master's degree or higher are exempt from this cap, and may filed H-1B petition under a separate cap of 20,000 visas. As of May 14, 2010, USCIS has receipted 8,100 H-1B petitions for foreign nationals with such advanced degrees.