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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the cap for H-2B hiring has been reached for the first half of 2015. If you submitted a petition after January 26— and it requested an employment start date prior to April 1—it’ll be rejected. The limit for the first half of the year was 33,000; a total of 66,000 H-2B workers has been approved for Fiscal Year 2015.

Read more: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/cap-count-h-2b-nonimmigrants