A recent Freedom of Information Act response from USCIS definitively shows that USCIS has been undercounting H-1B (visas for degree holders) usage by nearly 15% over the last five years, amounting to 45,000 or so unused visas. Currently, there are no H-1B visas available until October 2013 – let’s hope USCIS bows to pressure in light of this information and makes 45,000 visas available!  Watch this space.

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