On July 12, 2006, USCIS updated the current cap count with new data gathered as of July 11, 2006. The number of approved and receipted pending petitions now has reached 15,208. Approximately 800 H-1B Advanced Degree petitions have been received but have not yet been data-entered and receipted. The combined approximate total as of July 11 is 16,008. Data gathered July 6 and posted to the USCIS website July 7 showed that approximately 14,187 petitions had been approved, data-entered, or received but not yet processed as of July 6. Thus, USCIS received a little over 1,800 petitions in the course of 3 to 4 business days. The pace for a similar number of business days (June 30 to July 6, which included a weekend and a holiday) had been 760. Clearly, as we approach the cap, the pace of filings is increasing.
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