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Fiscal Year 2012 H-2B Cap Count (updated July 17, 2012)

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As USCIS receives H-2B petitions for fiscal year 2012, the below chart will be regularly updated

Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries Approved Beneficiaries Pending Target Beneficiaries Total Date of Last Count
FY 2012 33,000 26,679 1,819 51,000 28,498 7/13/2012
FY 2013 33,0002 308 305 0 613 7/13/2012

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.

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