Please view this news that came out today. Outsourcing companies are abusing H1b rush processing service (premium processing) to bring foreign employees in 15 days timeline as h1b applications filed under premium processing are not vetted properly.
11/08/2017: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Today of Legislative Bill H.R. 170 Modifying Definition of ‘‘Exempt H–1B Nonimmigrant’’
The bill “Protect and Growth of American Jobs Act” was introduced in January 2017 by Rep ISSA of California to change the amount of offered H-1B salary from current $60,000 to $100,000, which amount should be adjusted to a higher wage every three years based on changes in the consumer price index to get exempt from dependent employer in H-1B proceeding. Should be this bill is enacted into a law, consulting businesses that depend on H-1B foreign workers will suffer in their businesses.
28 Sep 2017 – USCIS to Reinstate Premium Processing for All H1B Petitions by 03.Oct.17
Yesterday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it will resume the availability of premium-processing service for all H1B petitions by October 3, 2017. The USCIS is expected to issue an official announcement to this effect in the coming days.
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