USCIS received approx. 172,500 H-1B petitions this year

Today USCIS announced that it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions for this year's H-1B cap. There are only 20,000 slots for those who qualify for the U.S. Master's degree cap (individuals who earned a master's degree or higher in the U.S.) and there are 65,000 slots for those who meet the regular cap (those who have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent or higher). Individuals who are not selected for the 20,000 available master's cap slots become part of the pool of 65,000 petitions to be randomly selected in the regular cap.

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