USCIS stated that as of December 03, 2010, approximately 53,900 H-1B cap-subject
petitions had been filed. Additionally, 19,700 H-1B petitions for aliens
with advanced degrees had been received by USCIS. 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may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.