H-1B Cap Watch: Fiscal Year 2013 as of April 30, 2012

USCIS has announced that as of April 27, 2012, it has issued receipts for ~29,200 H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap.  USCIS has also issued receipts for 12,300 H-1B petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.  There are 65,000 H-1B visas available during each fiscal year which begins in October, and an additional 20,000 H-1B visas for foreign nationals with U.S. earned advanced degrees.