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Immigration Law Professionals
The Capitol Immigration Law Group PLLC is a boutique law firm based in Washington, DC specializing exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law. We serve corporate and individual clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. We are proud to be able to offer practical, prompt and professional immigration and employment compliance legal advice to our clients.
Because of our focus on business immigration law, we are able to handle competently all of our individual and corporate clients’ needs in this area. Our ability to provide quality and practical legal advice lies not only in our devotion and competency in immigration law, but also in our efforts to understand our clients’ business and to act as immigration-related business advisors.
We take great pride in the quality of our work, in our professionalism and in our expertise. We provide regular client updates on important developments in immigration and compliance law and are often invited speakers to relevant business community and other labor and immigration events.
We offer free and confidential initial evaluations and we offer competitive flat fee rates for our services. Our goal is to provide stability to our clients’ immigration and compliance needs by ensuring a combination of high level of service and predictable and transparent billing arrangements.
Our typical clients are small and mid-size companies doing business in a variety of sectors, non-profit organizations, universities and foreign investors. We consider our size an asset allowing us to provide loyal, intimate and personal legal services. In addition to corporate clients, we also represent foreign nationals from over 40 countries on individual employment-related immigration matters.
News and Recent Articles
Visa Processing System Experiencing Problems – Global US Visa and Passport Processing Delays PossibleJuly 24th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, Travel, Visa Processing
We are getting updates from the U.S. Department of State and from other sources that the global visa processing system used by the Department of State to process U.S. visa applications and passports is experiencing technical problems — as a result, U.S. Consulates around the world are unable, at least temporarily, to complete visa application processing.
In a policy memorandum dated July 11, 2014, USCIS has provided some guidance and clarifications as to the applicable standards for adjudication of H-1B petitions for nurses. While USCIS continues to maintain the position that most nurses may not qualify for an H-1B due to the fact that a bachelor’s degree is not normally requires, the policy memorandum highlights specific situations and factors which would help a determination that a specific nursing position is specialized enough to warrant an H-1B. We welcome this (overdue) policy memorandum as it provides a clearer guidance as to which types of nursing positions may qualify for an H-1B work visa.
Our office handles a substantial number of ETA Form 9089 – Permanent Labor Certification (“PERM”) applications and we are closely monitoring the current PERM processing times not only for the benefit of our clients but also to be able to predict longer-term trends in PERM processing.
H-1B visa holders are allowed to work temporarily in the U.S. for sponsoring employers and they often comprise of highly skilled professionals working in the difficult to fill positions in the tech, medical and education industries. In most business circumstances, hiring an H-1B visa holder is a successful and thriving event for both the employer and the employee. The employers, however, should be aware that the employment relationship between the H-1B visa holder and its sponsoring employer is legally protected. It means that either party is entitled to file a non-compliance complaint against the other side, so it is crucial for each party to clearly know their legal rights and responsibilities, the consequences of non-compliance acts, as well as the legal methods for protection.
August 2014 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India Moves Forward by Four Months; EB-3 ROW and FB-2A Remain UnchangedJuly 08th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, I-485, News, Visa Bulletin
The U.S. State Department has just released the August 2014 Visa Bulletin which is the eleventh Visa Bulletin for the FY2014 fiscal year. The major headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the significant (four month) forward movement in EB-2 India, the significant (two years) forward movement in EB-3 China and the lack of any movement in EB-3 ROW and FB-2A.
When: Wednesday, September 24 @ 12:30 pm ET. Register.
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- Employment Mobility and Visa Portability (AC21)
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- Motions to Reconsider and Appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office
- Nonimmigrant Visas/Temporary Workers
- Permanent Workers (Green Cards)
- Reentry Permits (Form I-131) and Expedited Processing
- Requests for Evidence (RFE)
- Visas for Entrepreneurs and Startup Companies
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