Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC
Immigration & Compliance Law 
H-1B Cap numbers are in

The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service) informed participants at the California Service Center and Vermont Service Center stakeholder engagement in Laguna Niguel, CA, today, that 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions have been received as of April 4, 2012. Approximately 25% of these cases are for U.S. advanced degrees.


The annual quota allows for 65,000 new H-1B petitions and an additional 20,000 H-1B petitions for individuals who have earned a Master's degree or higher from a U.S. educational institution.


According to USCIS, the number of filings received in the first few days of the H-1B season is almost double the number of filings received by USCIS during the same time last year.


The FY2012 quota was reached in late November 2011.  H-1B visa numbers will certainly be exhausted well before that this year.

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Leila Freijy
Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC
Leila Freijy, Esq.
2701 Troy Center Dr.
Suite 410
Troy, MI 48084
248.287.4115 (fax)

(Of Counsel to Ellis Porter - Immigration Attorneys)