The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the availability of premium processing for certain pending, employment-based (EB) immigrant petitions, according to its recent announcement. The changes specifically affect:
- EB-1 multinational executives and managers; and
- EB-2 professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW).
This is the second phase of the previously announced plan to expand premium processing. The agency aims to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the immigration system.