The USCIS has not yet received half of the H-1b petitions it is allowed to accept in a fiscal year. The latest report from USCIS released today shows that USCIS has received approximately 24,800 H-1b petitions under the normal quota of 60,000 and approximately 10,600 under the U.S. Master’s degree quota of 20,000.

The first month of filings (April 2010) the USCIS received approximately 16,500 H-1b petitions under the normal quota. However, since that time, they have been averaging between 600 and 700 H-1b petitions per week.