H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 9/13/13

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 (9/13/13); 27,979 beneficiaries have been approved and 918 are pending for a total of 28,897.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (9/13/13); 3,556 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,017 are pending for a total of 5,573.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (9/16/13) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12102342 (posted 9/18/13)