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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This expansion of premium processing only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). Petitioners who wish to request a premium processing upgrade must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
The expansion will occur in phases:
- Beginning June 1, 2022, we will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.
- Beginning July 1, 2022, we will accept Form I-907 requests for E21 NIW petitions received on or before June 1,2021, and E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before March 1, 2021.
We will reject premium processing requests for these classifications that are filed before their start date of June 1,2022, or July 1, 2022. We will not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at this time.
On May 23, 2022, we published a new version of Form I-907, dated 05/31/22. For the month of June, we will accept both the 09/30/20 and the 05/31/22 editions of Form I-907. Starting July 1, we will reject the older 09/30/20 edition of Form I-907.
As previously announced, we are expanding premium processing to additional form types as part of our efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system.
Please reach out to an expert immigration attorney who can guide you through these new processes.
1. There is a shortage of workers in all areas of the US economy currently. Signs like: “The entire world is short staffed.
PLEASE be kind to the awesome employees that showed up today. WE appreciate your patience” is so common on the streets of America, it’s not even funny anymore – what is congress planning to do about it?
2. The work authorizations for spouses of H-1Bs (H-4) were not included in the new I-94S program – why?
3. When Congress voted to expend the Premium Processing for broader categories, was the intent to have USCIS implement those starting only in 2026?
4. EB-5 Program reform was a welcome news. Also, welcoming was allowing those in the US on different other non-immigrant visas (H-1Bs, L-1, O, P, etc.) to allow them to file Adjustment of status while waiting for their I-526 decisions.
However, there are thousands of EB-5 investors, who invested over $500,000 and created 10 US jobs) currently waiting more than 5 years in just processing time (note waiting for visa availability time) for their cases to be adjudicated and such a prolonged wait time was not addressed for those lawfully waiting their turn outside the US.
Any plans to address and allow them to enter at least on HP since they want their lives in the US start as promised (within normal processing times) not 5 years before they ever see their green card.
5. With the war in Ukraine continuing and the Uniting Ukraine HP program, which was rolled out April 25, 2022, closing the Southern Border Crossing into the US by Ukrainians -- yet TPS eligibility is for those physically present as of April 11, 2022 – any plans to expend it until April 25, 2022 to allow those last lucky war-torn sufferers to obtain TPS status?
6. AAA for Afghanis – what is the current environment in the Congress and Senate to implement this crucial to US global reputation program?
7. The Congress and Courts have long agreed that an exception should be carved out for parents bringing their children with them when they come to the US and such exemption from trafficking illegal alien charges was practiced for decades; however, during Trump administration, it was suddenly and arbitrarily changed without any court ruling nor Congress decision.
Now, all parents who at some point brought their children to the United States without authorization are being charged with smuggling their, now US citizen, children to the United States even if it was not done by them.
For example, I had a very fresh case where a father of a US citizen, who was divorced from his spouse at the time but still sending them child support, was charged with smuggling and not allowed to receive an immigrant visa at the consulate in Mexico although he said that he did not even know the mother of his children was bringing them to the US.
The consular officer asked if he provided any financial support for his children, when he acknowledged it, the officer said – then you paid for their processing and denied his otherwise approvable immigrant visa based on this statement.
Multiple suggestions were offered by Margo and her colleagues about ways that the government can improve on the issued raised above. Other concerns included the long delays in hearing schedules and prejudice treatment of immigrants in the immigration courts.
Unfortunately, meetings with our congressional representatives cannot solve immigration problems immediately.
However, Margo hopes that by bringing the issues to Senators and Congress by sharing real examples will help government representatives know and understand how the dysfunctionality of the US immigration and nationality law system is negatively impacting the lives of U.S. citizens and their international family members as well as U.S. businesses and the entire U.S. economy.
2. Premium processing has expended to include I-765 (work authorizations); I-539 change/extension of non-immigrant status.
3. Expedited processing of work authorization for healthcare and childcare workers as well as those waiting for their asylum case processing.
For premium processing detailed information please see below directly form DHS page:
“Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that aligns premium processing regulations with the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act. The rule codifies premium processing fees and adjudication timeframes provided by Congress. Premium processing is an expedited adjudication service now available only to petitioners filing a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and to certain employment-based immigrant visa petitioners filing a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.
This final rule expands the categories of forms ultimately eligible for premium processing services, including Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status; Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and additional classifications under Form I-140. USCIS intends to begin implementing, through a phased approach, premium processing availability of Form I-539, Form I-765 and Form I-140 in fiscal year 2022. USCIS will also adhere to the congressional requirement that the expansion of premium processing must not cause an increase in processing times for regular immigration benefit requests.
USCIS plans to begin this phased implementation process by expanding premium processing eligibility to Form I-140 filers requesting EB-1 immigrant classification as a multinational executive or manager, or EB-2 immigrant classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver.”
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