On April 10, 2007, the USCIS announced an updated number of filings as the counting of H-1B petitions received on April 2 and April 3 continues. On April 3, USCIS announced that it had received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY2008), which runs from October 2007 to October 2008.
As of April 9, the USCIS determined that approximately 119,193 of the H-1b petitions received on April 2 and 3 are subject to the 2008 numbers.
USCIS received on April 2 and 3 a total of approximately 12,989 cases requesting an exemption from the FY 2008 H-1B cap because they were filed on behalf of aliens holding a master's degree or higher degree from a U.S. institution. USCIS announced that the cap of 20,000 on these exempt cases remains open and that they will continue to monitor those filings.
The USCIS will continue to monitor the filings.
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