May 4, 2006
USCIS has updated its website with the figures for H-1B usage for fiscal year 2007. As of April 24, 2006, USCIS has approved 3,907 H-1B beneficiaries with an additional 8,806 applications pending.
Additionally, USCIS approved 898 H-1B Advanced Degree beneficiaries wth 1,460 applications pending.
The respective caps are 58,200 for H-1B visas (with an additional 6,800 set aside for the H-1B1 program until October 1, 2006) and 20,000 for H-1B Advanced Degree visas. Periodic updates on new usage counts are available at: http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/services/tempbenefits/cap.htm.