H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 8/30/13

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 (8/30/13); 27,649 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,083 are pending for a total of 28,732.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/30/13); 2,574 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,566 are pending for a total of 4,140.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (9/3/13) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12102342 (posted 9/5/13)