Unlike the last two fiscal years when the annual H-1B cap was reached on the first day of accepted submissions, as of April 17, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still counting and accepting H-1B petitions toward the basic H-1B cap of 65,000. USCIS has reported that it will continue to accept advanced degree petitions (for which a separate 20,000 cap exists) to account for those cases that might later prove to be "unapprovable." USCIS will continue to provide periodic updates as petitions continue to arrive. USCIS news and websites are available on the agency's website at www.uscis.gov.