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"USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated limit, or “cap” on the total number of foreign nationals who may seek a visa or otherwise obtain H-2B status for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2015. Jan. 26, 2015 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date prior to April 1, 2015.
What Happens Now
USCIS will continue to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap." - USCIS, Feb. 2, 2015.