September 21st Advanced Degree H1B 2011 Cap Count and Predictions 2010

Sept 21st USCIS H1B visa FY 2011 Cap count Update – 1,200 petitions filed

In H1B Visa News by Kumar1 Comment

USCIS updated the latest H1B cap count numbers today. As of September 17th, 2010  the updated cap numbers since last week are:

  • New 900 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota.
  • New 300 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap.

September 17th, 2010 USCIS official H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings38,300    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count14,000    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received52,300 of total 85,000

Analysis – Same Trend in H1B Filing ,  Recession Officially ended ?

If we take a quick look at the H1B petitions filed, the regular quota numbers stayed almost the same with increase by only 100 from 800 to 900 as we compare with last week, Sep 13th, 2010 H1B Cap Count… there was no change in the volume of Advanced degree cap filings, staying at 300 just like last week.  Well, we saw the rise in H1B filings couple weeks ago with news of increase in H1B fees and others concerns, but I think now all that stuff is over….Also, the third quarter is coming to an end, I do not know if companies care about the quarters or not for hiring employees, but something  to keep in mind …Just my guess for next week, we might expect to see the same sluggish pace in the filings as this week… It is funny, I just listen the same kind of words in NPR from Chief economists and other big Wall Street firms about the economy “slow recovery”…:)

H1B Cap count 2011 Predictions using US GDPFrom economy news perspective, National Bureau of Economic research said that the recession ended in June 2009 and it was the longest recession since world war II. Many of you might be thinking, what the heck, recession has ended ?  How come there are still no jobs.  The truth is, according to definition recession is nothing but two consecutive quarters with negative GDP or significant decrease in the academic activity. If you look at the GDP graph , you can see the increase in GDP. Well, it seems like I am giving an economic lecture to you all…Anyways, on the other hand the new housing starts up by 10.5 %, and they say it is highest level since Spring.  The reality is, we look at all these stats to see the rise in overall economic activity to create jobs…seems not happening as fast as you expect it…we will see what happens. As economists always say, I will also say “It will be slow recovery” 🙂

What are your thoughts on economy?


Regular H1B cap Count 2011 Trend  Graph

September 21st 2010  H1B visa 2011 Cap Count Regular quota and Predictions


Advanced Degree H1B cap count Trend Graph

September 21st Advanced Degree H1B 2011 Cap Count and Predictions 2010

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Comments ( 1 )

  1. Samuel

    Hi Kumar,

    If suppose they place my document on RFE for the reasons of extra fees and additional proofs, how long would that take to re-process them..?

    Is there ANY chance of h1b rejection since the document was kept on RFE for certain time..?

    Rgds,
    Sam

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