The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the 65,000 cap.
As of December 4, 2009, 61,100 H-1B cap subject nonimmigrant visa petitions have been filed with the USCIS.
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to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.
Normally, a few thousand visas are reserved for professionals from Chile and Singapore; however, a large number of those visas have been made available under the general cap of 65,000.
Stay posted for future FY2010 H-1B Cap updates.