H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 8/23/13

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 the second half of FY 2013 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/23/13); 27,508 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,155 are pending for a total of 28,663.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/23/13); 2,350 beneficiaries have been approved and 795 are pending for a total of 3,145.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (8/27/13) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12102342 (posted 8/27/13)