H-1B visas are a relatively swift path to employment for foreigners with bachelor’s degrees and U.S. employers to sponsor them. Each year, the U.S. government makes 65,000 H-1B visas available to qualified individuals on a first-come basis. The cap has been reached every year for the last several years, and for fiscal year 2008, it was reached on the first day of filing. As of July 10, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had received 44,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions that have been counted towards the 65,000 H-1B cap. USCIS continues to accept cap-subject petitions.  

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