"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in mid-June 2015 that it had received a sufficient number of H-2B visa petitions to reach the statutory limit of 66,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural workers for FY2015. After several years in which fewer than 66,000 H-2B visas were issued, the cap was reached in FY2014. With the demand for H-2B visas continuing to exceed the supply, congressional attention is once again focused on H-2B admissions and the statutory cap."
CRS Report for Congress, R44306
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