USCIS UPDATES 2013 H-1B COUNT ON 4/9/2012: AT 17,400

USCIS just announced on Friday that it has received approximately 17,400 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap, and approximately 8,200 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with advanced degrees, for a total of more than 25,600 in the first week of filing, more than a quarter than the available numbers for the entire year.
USCIS will continue to accept petitions until the quota is exhausted.
With these numbers going strong this year, I do not expect the numbers to last until the summer.

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