November 12, 2010: H-1B Availability

As of November 12, 2010, USCIS has receipted approximately 47,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions.  Additionally, it has receipted 17,400 H-1B for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.  Federal law exempts the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for foreign nationals who have obtained U.S. masters or higher degrees from the 65,000 overall H-1B cap.