Contributed by Piyush Seth

As of April 5, 2010 US Citizenship and Immigration Services reported that only 6,791 of the 65,000 "regular" cap  and only 2,734 of the 20,000 advance degree cap petitions had been received.  Click AILA for more information.

In previous years the 65,000 H-1B cap has been reached within the first week of April.  The current availability of visas provides employers a continuing opportunity to find and hire the best and brightest of the World’s talent including individuals from the almost 700,000 foreign students currently attending United States universities.