Update on H-1B Visa Numbers

On April 27, 2009, USCIS stated that it has received approximately 45,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap. USCIS also stated that it has reached the 20,000 H-1B master cap, but will continue to accept advanced degree petitions since experience has shown that not all petitions received are approved. See USCIS Update (04-27-09).