The H-1B cap count is now at 55,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received as of June 1, which is the most recent USCIS update. MU currently is projecting that the H-1B cap of 65,000 will be reached around June 8.

MU clients are encouraged to initiate their H-1B Petitions immediately in order to insure that their H-1B cap-subject petitions are received at the USCIS before the deadline.

Employees that need a "cap-subject" H-1B include:

* International students working on an EAD card under an OPT or CPT program after having attended a U.S. school

* International employees working on a TN may need an H-1B filed for them in order for them to pursue a permanent residency (green card) case

* Prospective international employees in another visa status e.g. H-4, L-2, J-1, F-1

* H-1B workers with a cap exempt organization

* Prospective international employees currently living abroad

H-1B Cap Count
Cap Type Available Received Updated MU Projection
Regular 65,000 55,600 6/1/2012 6/8/2012
US Masters 20,000 18,700 6/1/2012 6/8/2012


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