H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 3/7/14

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 (3/7/14); 36,957 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,408 are pending for a total of 39,365.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2014 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (3/7/14); 7,693 beneficiaries have been approved and 7,900 are pending for a total of 15,593.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (3/11/14) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13100840 (posted 3/12/14)