January 7, 2011 H-1B Visa Availability

As of January 7, 2011, USCIS has receipted approximately 58,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions.   Additionally, it has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.  Federal law exempts the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for foreign nationals who have obtained US masters or higher degrees from the 65,000 overall H-1B cap.