On Friday evening March 3rd, 2017 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an unprecedented temporary halt to a service called Premium Processing for H-1B visas until October 2017. There was no indication from USCIS that this announcement was forthcoming. This change will have a major impact on current and future employees at the university. Clinical faculty, residents and fellows will be particularly affected due to the time of year. More details are available here.