Becki Young speaks to Law360 Regarding the Premium Processing Suspension for H-1B Visas

USCIS announced on March 16th, days before its first ever electronic preregistration period was scheduled to close, that is is temporarily suspending premium processing for all H-1B visas until the end of May at the latest. Law360 reached out to GYH Managing Partner, Becki Young, for insights into the impacts of this suspension on employers.

“This is not a big deal. That’s just business as usual for USCIS,” said Young… “If they were to expand the premium processing freeze to other categories, that
would definitely create more issues.” 

Premium processing remains available to workers who already have H-1B visas and are applying for extensions. Young noted, however, that too could
face suspension in light of public health concerns stemming from COVID-19, which are already presenting staffing concerns for companies across all industries.

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“USCIS Pauses Fast-Tracked Processing for H-1B Visas,” Law360, March 17, 2020. (Becki Young quoted)