As of January 26, 2011, USCIS announced that it had received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2011. With the cap having been reached for this fiscal year, employers should look ahead to the next opportunity to file petitions for new H-1B cases on April 1, 2011. Such petitions under the statutory cap for FY2012 will be for employment commencing no earlier than October 1, 2011.