AILA Doc. No. 04031010 | Dated March 10, 2004 | File Size: 105 KDownload the Document
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
March 10, 2004
Contact: USCIS, Public Affairs
USCIS ANNOUNCES H-2B PROCEDURES - REACHES CAP
Washington, D.C.- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-2B petitions to meet this year's congressionally mandated cap of 66,000 new workers. After March 9, 2004, USCIS will not accept any new H-2B petitions subject to the FY 2004 annual cap.
USCIS will use the following procedure for the remainder of FY 2004:
Petitions for current H-2B workers do not count towards the congressionally mandated H-2B cap. Accordingly, USCIS will continue to process petitions filed to:
- USCIS -
On March 1, 2003, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services became one of three legacy INS components to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is charged with fundamentally transforming and improving the delivery of immigration and citizenship services, while enhancing our nation's security.
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