Tuesday, November 3, 2009

H-1B Cap at 53,800


The H-1B Petition is still a valid option for many healthcare workers including PTs, OTs, SLPs, Pharmacists and some nurses. Seven months into this term’s fiscal year quota, the H-1B cap has not been reached. But that may not be the case for long.

The USCIS has reported a jump in cap-subject approvals in October. As of October 30, 2009, approximately 53,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption have been filed. The Masters quota cap effectively has been reached, although a few “extra” numbers may be released if the USCIS denies some pending Masters cap-subject cases.

Going forward, any H1-B petitions filed on behalf of an alien with an advanced degree will now count toward the general H1-B cap of 65,000. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

Also, the USCIS just has announced that it will
continue to accept the old Form G-28.

5 comments:

  1. Hi,
    IRA,
    Can you please state when your I-140 approved,when fee bill asked &received & when Ds 230 asked?
    There are at least 40,000 pending AOS cases ahead of your P.D.,why they are asking it? I think this P.D.is not possible to be current this fiscal year!
    Mine is also same P D like yours

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  2. hello Analytical,

    I-140 approved 20 June 2006
    fee bill asked 14 August 2006
    DS 230 submitted 16 April 2007

    I do agree with you that's why i asked that why NVC asked to submit following documents.

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  3. Hi Chris,

    With healthcare, climate, economy, banking, Afghanistan,education etc is immigration still in to do list of Congress? Also with recent election results in NJ/VA, is there enough steam left for CIR to happen in March?

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  4. Hi Adi:

    I am hearing that immigration is still a priority and that they are working behind the scenes to have a bill for early 2010.

    I wouldn't read too much into the election results because none of those races were for national offices, and in none of those races did immigration play a material part of the outcomes.

    All that having been said, I still only think it is a 50-50 chance between now and next year.

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  5. IRA said...
    hello Analytical,

    I-140 approved 20 June 2006
    fee bill asked 14 August 2006
    DS 230 submitted 16 April 2007

    I do agree with you that's why i asked that why NVC asked to submit following documents

    Hi IRA,
    You said DS230 was submitted in 16th April 2007 ,
    DID NVC ASK YOU UPDATED DS230 AGAIN
    RECENTLY/NOW???

    didn't you ask OR submit DS 230 in 2008 May/June 2008 like other applicants,Why??

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