U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017 of 65,000 so the cap was once again reached within the first 5 business days of the filing period which began on 4/1/16. The additional 20,000 H-1B slots made available to people with US advanced degrees have also been used up.