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USCIS suspends premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 20, 2018

    USCIS announces a suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, until September 10, 2018. USCIS states that the pause will allow it to process "long-pending petitions" that have been sidelined as premium requests have grown. [ID #503]

    USCIS Notice: USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
  2. Effective Date

    April 2, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS


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