H 1B Cap Numbers Analysis

Immigration Attorney in San Francisco Area Considers Latest Government H 1B Stats

The latest numbers concerning H 1B applications were updated by the USCIS about one week ago. Working as an immigration attorney with many firms and individuals in the San Francisco area who have a stake in this process, I’m always interested in these numbers.

Latest H 1B Numbers

As of the writing of this blog, the latest H 1B numbers see cap eligible petitions at about 28,500. There are 65,000 available. That means that 43.8% of the possible applications have been submitted. The H 1B with a master’s exemption has seen 11,900 petitions. There are a total of 20,000 such petitions available. Translated into a percentage, it looks like 59.5% of those H 1B petitions designated for those holding a masters or higher have been submitted.

Quick Analysis

Comparing this year’s filings to last, those for FY 2011 are still lagging far behind and I don’t see them picking up very quickly.

Petitions Still Available

There is good news. Petitions are still available if your company is looking to hire individuals through the H 1B process. For those in the San Francisco area or any part of the state or U.S. who need assistance an immigration lawyer can certainly help facilitate this process.

Please contact the Ranchod Law Group with offices serving San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento, California, at info@ranchodlaw.com or at 800-753-1399 if you have any questions regarding immigration law.
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