Orgs Ask USCIS To End H-1B Premium Processing Pause

By Nicole Narea (September 25, 2018, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Association of International Educators penned a letter asking U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to lift its suspension of premium processing for H-1B skilled worker visas in the cases of students seeking to adjust their status, arguing that if the agency does not process their petitions soon, their underlying status may expire.

The Sept. 21 letter alternatively suggests that the agency could publish a notice to extend the student visa holders' work authorization for at least 90 days or until all of the H-1B cases subject to a statutory cap have been adjudicated. The organizations...

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