Grant Sovern quoted in article “Halt On Fast H-1B Extensions Could Have Spillover Effects”


Below is an excerpt:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to suspend faster processing on H-1B stay extensions because of the anticipated wave of H-4 work requests, a move attorneys say might have unintended consequences that include slowing the H-4 permit process and hampering foreign workers’ ability to get driver's licenses.


“Or what if your company wants to send you somewhere to go talk to a client or go to a training somewhere outside the U.S.?” asked Grant Sovern of Quarles & Brady LLP. “You can't come back until that H-1B petition ... is approved.”