WHEN WILL THE H-1B CAP BE REACHED?
The H-1B cap opened on April 1. Any H-1B cap-subject petition that is received on or before April 5 is considered a first day filing. It is unknown at this time whether the H-1B cap will be reached on the first day or not. In a March 15, 2013 press release the USCIS predicted that,
Based on feedback from a number of stakeholders, USCIS anticipates that it may receive more petitions than the H-1B cap between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013.