USCIS Announces that H1-B Cap Still Not Reached. All Petitions Filed Through April 7, 2009 Will Be Accepted and Processed
The USCIS has announced that there were not sufficient H-1B petitions filed within the first five days of the filing period to reach the H-1B cap. Therefore, all petitions filed through April 7, 2009 will be accepted and processed. The USCIS will continue to accept petitions until the cap is reached. On the day that the cap is reached, USCIS will conduct a lottery of the petitions received on that date (assuming that the number of petitions received exceeds the number of available visas) for the remaining visas.