USCIS UPDATE H-1B VISA COUNT ON 4/27/2012 AT 29,500 | Weinstock Immigration Lawyers | Expert Advice & Representation in Immigration Law

USCIS just published an H-1B visa cap count update. As of April 27, 2012, they have received approximately 29,500 H-1B petitions subject to the regular cap plus an additional 12,300 petitions subject to the master’s degree quota.
Filings are increasing in pace from week to week, with a jump of 4,500 regular petitions and 2,400 advanced degree petitions in a week. Over 50% of the visas will be used up by next week so probably the cap will be hit earlier in the summer than expected. People should hurry up and file if they need to get a visa this year.