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October 1, 2020

Expansion of Premium Processing Availability with Increased Fees (“Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act”)

The U.S. Congress on September 30, 2020 took action to enable USCIS to stabilize its budget, precluding USCIS from following through on its threat to furlough a large portion of its workforce, and expanded the accelerated processing times available under its Premium Processing Program to a wide variety of additional immigration categories.  What follows is a summary of the myriad provisions of this new legislation.

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