As of June 19, 2009, approximately 44,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received by USCIS and counted towards the H-1B cap. Approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption have been filed. 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.   Note: the reduction in count from May 27, 2009, is due to H-1B cap cases that have been denied, revoked, or withdrawn during the filing period.  

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