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FY 2010 H-2B Cap Count Update as of July 23, 2010

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Following are the H-2B cap numbers released by the USCIS as of July 23, 2010 FY 2010 H-2B Cap Count

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Beneficiaries Approved

Beneficiaries Pending

Beneficiaries Target 1

Total

Date of Last Count

H-2B 1st Half

33,000

41,108

0

47,000

41,108

4/9/10

H-2B 2nd Half

33,000 2

28,760

1,880

47,000

30,640

7/23/10

1 Refers to the estimated numbers of beneficiary applications needed to reach a cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.  This number will always be higher than the actual cap. 2 As noted, if the cap is not reached for the 1st half of the fiscal year, those numbers will be made available for use during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.  In some fiscal years, therefore, depending on demand for H-2B workers, more than 33,000 cap-subject persons may be granted H-2B status during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.

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Written by MithrasLaw

July 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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