H-1B visa cap reached in less than one week

On April 7, USCIS confirmed that the cap for H-1B visas for FY 2018 (starting October 1, 2017) had been reached.  This is the 5th year in a row that all 85,000 cap-subject visas have been exhausted within a week of the April  1st initial filing date.   Petitions that could not be accepted due to the cap will be returned with their accompanying filing fees to the petitioners.