The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that as of March 14, 2014 it reached the statutory cap of 33,000 H-12B visas for fiscal year 2014 requesting a start date of April 1, 2014. The H-2B visa for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers requires employers to established that the need for the foreign worker's services is temporary, that there are insufficient U.S. workers that are able, available, qualified and willing to accept the H-2B position and that the hiring of a foreign worker will not adversely affect the working conditions and wages of U.S. workers. Certain H-2B petitions are exempt from the statutory cap and these include H-2B workers that are extending their status; fish roe processors, technicians or supervisors; and workers performing services in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands or Guam (between until December 31, 2014).