USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Reached

“USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the final six months of fiscal year 2007 (FY 2007). USCIS is notifying the public that March 16, 2007 is the “final receipt date” for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to October 1, 2007. 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 FY 2007. The Cap was reached with existing totals received for that day. USCIS will reject petitions for new H-2B workers seeking employment start dates prior to October 1, 2007 that arrive after March 16, 2007.” USCIS Press Release, Mar. 23, 2007.