H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/21/14

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 first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/21/14); 33,337 beneficiaries have been approved and 3,751 are pending for a total of 37,088.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2014 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/21/14); 5,100 beneficiaries have been approved and 7,108 are pending for a total of 12,208.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (2/24/14) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14024140 (posted 2/24/14)