FY2019 H-1B CAP UPDATE- No Procedural Changes Expected
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) released a practice alert regarding the H-1B FY2019 Cap Season (AILA Doc. No. 18012505). USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season.
USCIS intends to follow the same procedures that were used for the FY2018 H-1B season, which presumably would not include a pre-registration system.
In addition, USCIS does not anticipate that premium processing will be suspended for non-cap H-1B petitions, though there may be a short suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions.