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By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its “approximate” cap count for H-2B visas for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The agency received 26,123 petitions toward the 33,000 cap for the first half of FY 2022, with 21,096 approved and 5,027 pending.

USCIS said it is currently accepting petitions for employment start dates of October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022. Such petitions will be subject to the first half of the FY 2022 H-2B cap.

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