My H1B was picked in the lottery last year, but it is still pending. My employer says it is tied up because of a security clearance and, therefore, cannot be moved to premium. Is this common? Any options?


This does not happen often, but it happens. The only thing that can force a decision is a lawsuit against the government (i.e. writ of mandamus). Other than that, you can try getting help through a congressman / senator, or through the CIS Ombudsman’s office. (25.Jan.2016)

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