U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unexpectedly announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B cap petitions that are filed for Fiscal Year 2019. This affects both regular and master's degree cap petitions that lawyers will be filing on April 2, 2018. The suspension is expected to last until September 10, 2018.
USCIS states that the reason for suspending Premium Processing is so that the agency can:
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.