USCIS stated that as of July 23, 2010, approximately 26,000 H-1B cap-subject
petitions have been filed. The H-1B Regular Cap Amount is 65,000 H-1B
visas. Additionally, 11,300 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the fact that some of these petitions ma be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.