August 14, 2009 H-1B Cap Count
| By Verma Law Firm
USCIS has also received 8,974 H-2B petitions for the first half of FY 2010 of which 8,183 are approved and 791 are pending.
Effective August 6, 2009, USCIS informed that FY 2009 H-2B filing period was reopened and immediately began accepting petitions. H-2B petitions for FY 2009 must be received, evaluated and adjudicated on or before September 30, 2009. Petitions received on or after Oct. 1, 2009, and/or with a starting date on or after Oct. 1, 2009, will be counted towards the fiscal year 2010 H-2B cap.