October 22, 2010: H-1B Availability

As of October 22, 2010, USCIS has receipted approximately 44,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions.   Additionally, it has receipted 16,200 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 U.S. masters or higher degrees from the 65,000 overall H-1B cap.