AILA has been advised that it is likely to be “several weeks” before the filing of cap-subject H-1B petitions is cut off for fiscal 2005. The reason that it is not being cut off sooner, despite the upsurge in H-1B filings, is the recapture of unused Singapore/Chile free trade numbers.
Source:AILA InfoNet at Doc. No. 04092065 (Sep. 20, 2004)