The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010) was reached on December 21, 2009. The USCIS stated that any petitions subject to the H-1B quota received by the USCIS after December 21, 2009 will be rejected. Additionally, the USCIS stated that petitions subject to the H-1B quota received on December 21, 2009 will not be automatically accepted. Instead, the USCIS will conduct a computer-generated random selection process of all the petitions received on December 21, 2009 and will select a specific number of the petitions received to ensure that the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2010 is completely met. Petitions subject to the H-1B quota which were received on December 21, 2009 that are not selected in the computer-generated random selection process will be returned to the Petitioner and not adjudicated. The H-1B quota for fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011) will open on April 1, 2010.