Immigration Alert: USCIS Announces Fiscal Year 2010 H-1B Cap Reached

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On December 22, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, as of December 21st, it had received more than enough H-1B petitions to meet the numerical limit for Fiscal Year 2010 cap-subject H-1B visas. In addition, USCIS announced that they had also received more than 20,000 “U.S. Masters” H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals with U.S. advanced degrees. No more cap-subject H-1B petitions will be accepted by USCIS.

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