USCIS stated that as of August 27, 2010, approximately 34,900 H-1B cap-subject
petitions had been filed. The H-1B Regular Cap Amount is 65,000 H-1B visas.
Additionally, 13,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees had
been received by USCIS. The H-1B Master's Exemption Cap Amount is
20,000 H-1B visas. 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the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn