USCIS has confirmed to AILA today that all H-1B cap-subject petitions received on May 26, 2006, were data-entered and receipts were issued. However, the number of petitions data-entered and for which receipts were issued exceeded the cap by approximately 90-100 petitions. The random selection lottery was conducted after data-entry and the issuance of receipts. Thus, the fact that a receipt was issued does not mean that the petition was among those selected in the lottery! USCIS will now notify petitioners who were not selected in the lottery in the near future.
-AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06062060 (posted Jun. 20, 2006).