H-1B Master’s Cap Almost Reached
The H-1B Master’s cap may be reached within the week. As of October 14, 2011, approximately 19,600 petitions had been filed against the 20,000 Master’s or higher cap, about 500 petitions in one week. Between October 7, 2011 and October 14, 2011, USCIS received approximately 2,300 petitions against the 65,000 regular cap; the total number of H-1B cap filings as of October 14, 2011 was 43,300. The number of H-1B cap filings continues at about the same pace.