USCIS reports that as of 10/21/2011, approximately 46,200 H-1B petitions have been received for the 2012 fiscal year. This means that only around 13,000 H-1B petitions remain for this fiscal year. Further, 20,000 petitions have been received for the US master's degree cap.
What does this mean for you? If you, or someone you know, is thinking of filing an H-1B petition this year, you should file immediately to make sure it's counted before the current year's allotment is used. File now to beat the H-1B cap!
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