As of Nov. 2, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 50,800 Bachelor’s degree petitions towards the 65,000 regular H-1B cap. Meanwhile, the cap of 20,000 U.S. Master’s degree petitions has already been reached, and USCIS will continue to accept H-1B petitions for FY2012 until the cap of 65,000 is met.
The remaining H-1B numbers will likely be filled within the next few months. We therefore strongly advise that employers file H-1B petitions on behalf of prospective candidates as soon as possible. Please contact our office for assistance.