USCIS UPDATES 2012 H-1B COUNT ON 9/9/2011: AT 32,200

At just over 1,000 new H-1B petitions per week, USCIS just issued an H-1B cap update. As of 09/09/2011, USCIS has received approximately 32,200 petitions subject to the regular annual cap of 65,000 plus approximately 16,700 H-1B petitions subject to the advanced degree quota of 20,000.
As the advanced degree quota is nearly maxed out, and the regular quota is more than 50% subscribed, employers will start feeling pressure to file in the next few months before the quota is exhausted.

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