News Release from Jewell & Associates, PC - November 30, 2009
As of Friday, November 27, 2009, approximately 78,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been received and counted towards the H-1B cap. When this number is added to the statutory “H-1B1” set-asides of 1,400 from Chile and 5,400 from Singapore, the total H-1B cap of 85,000 is now exceeded. Fortunately, however, it appears that USCIS is adding back in the 6,100 Chile-Singapore H-1B1s that are expected to be unused, and releasing them for general H-1B use. This means that 5,400 H-1Bs are still available. If the recent rate of use of about 1,300 per week remains steady, cap-subject H-1B petitions could be accepted for up to four more weeks.
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