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Fiscal Year 2011 H-2B Cap Count

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As USCIS receives H-2B petitions for fiscal year 2011, the below chart will be regularly updated.

Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries Approved Beneficiaries Pending Target Beneficiaries1 Total Date of Last Count
H-2B 1st Half 33,000 39,798 1,369 47,000 41,167 3/25/11
2nd Half
33,0002 17,879 3,671 47,000 21,550 3/25/11

1 Refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B 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.


Written by MithrasLaw

April 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

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