U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the FY2018 cap. This includes those petitions which are under the Master's cap also. In addition to this, USCIS previously resumed premium processing H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers and for certain H-1B petitions that are not subject to the cap. Premium processing remains temporarily suspended for all other H-1B petitions, such as extensions of stay, change of employer or H1B amendment petitions.
Recently, the Trump administration has made the decision to rescind the DACA program as of March 5, 2018. This gives Congress 6 months to work out a deal and pass a law that will protect the Dreamers permanently. After March 5, 2018, if no action is taken by Congress, the Dreamers will lose their DACA protection and their EADs on their expiry dates. Here's what you need to know if you are a recipient of DACA benefits -