H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 5/28/13

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2013 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (3/31/2013); *43,089 beneficiaries have been approved and 174 are still pending for a total of *43,263.

The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2013 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (5/24/2013); 21,406 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,281 are pending for a total of 23,687.

For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

* This number is higher than the actual cap to allow for withdrawals, denials, and revocations.

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (5/28/13) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12102342 (posted May. 28, 2013)