August 6,2008

Government Announces that it has reached the H-2B Cap

According to the SHRM website, the following announcement has been made by the U.S. Immigration Service “

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached its 33,000 cap on the number of petitions for H-2B workers for the first half of fiscal 2009.

The USCIS hit the congressionally mandated cap as of July 29, 2008, it announced July 30. The USCIS will reject any petitions for new H-2B workers seeking April 1, 2009, employment start dates that the USCIS receives after July 29, 2008.

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