Many stakeholders, such as immigration attorneys, skilled foreign workers, IT firms, health care facilities, and other employers speculated on whether the H-1B cap would be reached in the first week as a result of the improved economy. It didn’t. Not even close.
As of April 9th, 25,600 cap subject H-1B petitions were received. 17,400 of these are in the regular H-1B category and 8,200 are counted in the H-1B Master’s cap category.