As reported, this year’s H-1B cap is now closed and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed the lottery. USCIS indicated yesterday that it is delaying H-1B premium processing requests filed under this year’s cap until April 27, 2015. Contrary to this announcement, it appears USCIS is accelerating its processing of premium processing cases, as Greenberg Traurig has started to receive electronic receipt notices from the California Service Center. The firm has also found that the Vermont Service Center has started to cash filing fee checks on premium processed cases (no receipt notices as of yet).