Immigration (USCIS) issued a preliminary tally of H-1Bs received on April 2nd and 3rd. Immigration has indicated that the counting continues. Immigration initially reported that they had received 150,000 pieces of mail on April 2nd and April 3rd. They have downgraded this number to 133,000. As of Wednesday April 4th, 28,052 of the cases sorted were H-1B petitions subject to the general H-1B cap, and 4,703 cases were to be applied to the master’s degree cap. Immigration will continue to update these figures as it sorts through the mail. It is widely believed that immigration received more than the maximum number of H-1B visas allowed under both caps and that there will be a lottery to determine which applications receive a cap number.