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USCIS Update: H-2B Cap Count for First Half of Fiscal Year 2013

April 24, 2013

 

USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap. As of April 19, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 14,713 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.

 

H-2B Cap Reached For Second Half of FY 2008

January 3, 2008

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) declared that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008). USCIS is hereby notifying the public that January 2, 2008 is the “final receipt date” for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to October 1, 2008. The “final receipt date” is the date on which USCIS determines that it has received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the limit of 33,000 H-2B workers for the second half of FY2008.

 

DHS’ Notice of H-2B Eligible Countries

February 6, 2009

 

The DHS, in accordance with its final rule ‘Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants’ published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008, has published the list of countries that are important for the operation of the H-2B visa program and are cooperative in repatriation of its citizens, subjects, nationals or residents who are subject to a final order of removal from the United States.

 

USCIS Announces that Petitions Reached H-2B Cap for First Half of FY2008

October 2, 2007

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008). USCIS has notified the public that September 27, 2007 is the “final receipt date” for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to April 1, 2008.

 

Mikulski Pulls Off another H-2B Miracle

October 16, 2007

 

As Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Senator Barbara A. Mikulski’s (D-Md.) successfully added language to the fiscal year 2008 CJS spending bill to extend a critical provision of her Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act that expired on September 30 and protects small and seasonal businesses – including Maryland’s seafood and cannery industries – from devastating cuts to their workforce. The bill passed the Senate tonight with a vote of 75-19.

 

New Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2B Program

January 14, 2011

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), has identified 53 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program for the coming year. Effective Jan. 18, 2011, nationals from the following countries are eligible to participate in the H-2B program: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Nauru, The Netherlands, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Samoa, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vanuatu. Of these countries, the following were designated for the first time this year: Barbados, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, Kiribati, Latvia, Macedonia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

 

DOL FAQs on Temporary Labor Certifications in the Entertainment Industry

July 1, 2009

 

On June 19, 2009 the DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification released FAQs regarding implementation of final H-2B regulations for temporary labor certifications in the entertainment industry.

 

DOL Reopens H-2A Regulations E-Mailbox

April 12, 2010

 

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification has reopened its H-2A regulations e-mailbox for public inquiries after publication of the H-2A final rule addressing temporary agricultural employment in the U.S.

 

USCIS Update H-2B Cap Count for First Half of Fiscal Year 2011

January 4, 2011

 

USCIS has updated the H-2B cap count for the first half of Fiscal Year 2011. As of December 24, 2010, USCIS has approved approximately 28,053 H-2B and 4009 are pending.

 

USCIS Update: H-2B Cap Count

December 18, 2014

 

USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap. As of November 10, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 10,682 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2015.

 

 

 

 

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