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AILA Doc. No. 15120404 | Dated April 13, 2016
AILA resource page with USCIS H-1B cap count history.
USCIS Reaches H-1B Exemption Cap For Fiscal Year 2006
January 18, 2006
USCIS announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions that qualify for the exemption from the H-1B numerical limitations for foreign workers with a U.S.-earned master's or higher. The "final receipt date" for these 20,000 cap-exempt H-1B petitions is January 17, 2006. AILA Doc No. 06011899
Clarification: Fiscal 2004 and Fiscal 2005 H-1B Numbers
Clarification explains that the figure of 56,100 is for H-1Bs adjudicated so far in fiscal year 2004, which ends 9/30/04, and that the figure of 40,000 is for H-1Bs filed for fiscal year 2005, which starts on 10/1/04. AILA Doc. No. 04082364. p>
USCIS Reports on Total H-1B Usage for FY2003
FY2003 H-1B cap was not reached
A USCIS Fact Sheet reports on total H-1B usage for FY2003, including the number of petitions filed, as well as the number of petitions approved for both continuing and initial employment. AILA Doc. No. 03102340 p>
BCIS Reports on FY2002 H-1B Usage
FY2002 H-1B cap was not reached
The BCIS reports that the INS received a total of 215,190 H-1B petitions in FY2002. Of the 197,537 petitions the agency ultimately approved, 103,584 were for initial employment, including 79,100 that were subject to the annual cap and 18,600 that were not. AILA Doc. No. 03040841 p>
CRS Issues Report on H-1B Visa History and Trends
Congressional Research Service report on H-1B legislative history and current trends. AILA Doc. No. 06033028 p>
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