October 1, 2010: H-1B Availability

As of October 1, 2010, USCIS has receipted 40,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions.  Additionally, it has receipted 14,900 H-1B petitions for foreign nationals with U.S. earned masters or higher degrees.  Federal law exempts the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for foreign nationals who have obtained U.S. master’s degrees or higher from the 65,000 overall H-1B cap.