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USCIS updates FY 2010 H-1B and H-2B count (Updated 8/19/09)

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USCIS cap count for H-1b and H-2b workers for fiscal year

As of August 14, 2009, approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been received by USCIS and counted towards the H-1B cap.
Approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had 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.
In addition, USCIS has received 8,974 H-2B petitions for the first half of FY 2010.
It has approved 8,183 and 791 are pending.

By Brian D. Lerner, Immigration Attorney

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