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Old March 7th, 2017, 07:40 AM
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Re: H1b premium processing suspended

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Originally Posted by echarcha View Post
Trump administration wants to discourage H1B visa. However, such temporary halt of processing in premium track has happened before for a period of 6 months. This allows the USCIS to clear their backlog of other types of visas as well as H1B applications.

This time the Trump administrations intentions of discouraging H1B and the backlog clearance have coincided, so there is a big ado about it.

In the short term it will affect the H1B recipients for sure, but later things will get back to normal. Offcourse, if the law about raising H1B minimum wage from 60K to 100K or 120K is passed, then H1B will suddenly become non-feasible for TCS, Infosys, MPhasis, et-al.
Also, one has to understand that premium processing is for existing folks in H-1B. Fresh applications accepted on 1st April, if granted approval become effective only from 1st October of that year.

And one can keep working for the new employer or existing employer as the case may be once the h-1b application is accepted by USCIS. Of course, the spouse if having H4 EAD cannot work if the card has expired.

Thankfully I got my cases processed in time.
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