News Release from Jewell & Associates, PC - September 24, 2009
In 2008, the annual allotment of cap-subject H-1Bs was so oversubscribed within the first few days of the filing season opening on April 1, 2008 that USCIS closed the filing period on April 7th and instituted a lottery to select the filings that would proceed to adjudication. In dramatic contrast, the H-1B demand in 2009 for cap-subject FY 2010 H-1Bs has been exceedingly low. As of September 18, 2009, approximately 46,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been received and counted towards the H-1B cap, and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. This means approximately 12,000 H-1Bs remain available.
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