The Department of Homeland Security established the final rule regarding the USCIS Fee Schedule. This final rule increases fees by about 10 percent. This establishes three new fees, and increases the premium processing service fee. This will begin on November 23, 2010.
• H-1B Cap Count [FY (fiscal year) 2011]
USCIS updated ithe count of cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions for FY 2011. By of September 24, 2010, about 39,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions and 14,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees were receipted.
• H-2B Cap Count [FY2011]
By September 24, 2010, the 8,387 petitions toward the 33,000 H-2B cap for the first half of the fiscal year were receipted by the USCIS (6,523 approved and 1,864 pending)