The US Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently received more than 2,700 applications for H-2B visa petitions, requesting temporary employment for approximately 47,000 foreign workers, which would ultimately exceed the number of H-2B visas allowed by law for the second half of Fiscal Year 2018 (33,000). As a result, the USCIS conducted a lottery on February 28, to randomly select sufficient petitions to meet the numerical availability. All non-selected petitions were rejected and, according to USCIS, petition fees will be returned to the petitioners.
It is important to note that USCIS will continue to accept H-2B visa petitions that are not subject to numerical limitation, such as in cases where foreign workers currently in the US with H-2B visas need to extend their stay, adjust the terms of their employment or change employers.
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