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USCIS Annnounces H-1B Cap for FY2010 Has Been Reached

December 21, 2009

USCIS has updated its website with an announcement that the H-1B cap for FY 2010 has been reached.  The complete announcement is as follows:

As of December 21, 2009, USCIS has received sufficient petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2010.  USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption.  USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY2010 that are received after December 21, 2009   USCIS will apply a computer-generated random selection process to all petitions that are subject to the cap and were received on December 21, 2009.

The USCIS announcement may be viewed online at:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=138b6138f898d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=13ad2f8b69583210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

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