Sept. 24, 2010: H-1B Visa Numbers Remain Available

USCIS reports that as of September 24, 2010, it had receipted 39,600 H-1B petitions subject to the cap of 65,000, and had receipted 14,400 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.