As of April 27, 2012, approximately 29,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 12,300 H-1B petitions for advanced degree holders. Overall the volume of petitions filed to date for fiscal year 2013 has tripled on the same period last year, and if this rate continues the quota is likely to be exhausted within 2-3 months, if not sooner.

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