H1B visa Update: 15,000 visas still available as of May 11, 2009

Truly sign of the times. According to USCIS As of May 11, 2009, approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

In this pace, there will be plenty of H1B visas to carry us through September.