USCIS Posts Total Received H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption Petitions

This week the USCIS posted the current cap for the H-1B U.S. Advanced Degree exemption petitions. As of the end of June, the USCIS counted a total of 13,687 received petitions, not including the additional 500 received but not yet data-entered into the system. The USCIS expects to continue to receive additional petitions until the cap is reached.

The H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, which took effect two months ago, made available 20,000 new H-1B visas for foreign workers with either a Master’s degree or higher from a U.S. academic institution.

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