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USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Statistics for FY 2010

February 4, 2010


USCIS has updated the H-2B cap count for FY2010. As of January 29, 2010, USCIS has received 41,947 H-2B petitions against the target of 47,000 out of which 38,071 petitions are approved and 3,876 are pending. USCIS has received 13,034 H-2B petitions for the second half of the fiscal year, also against a target of 47,000 of which 7,868 petitions are approved and 5,166 are pending.


Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries
Target 1
Total Date of
Last Count
H-2B 1st Half 33,000 38,071 3,876 47,000 41,947 1/29/10
H-2B 2nd Half 33,000 2 7,868 5,166 47,000 13,034 1/29/10


1 Refers to the estimated numbers of beneficiary applications needed to reach a    cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.
2 A shortfall in the 1st half would be made up in the 2nd half.


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