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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.
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April 2014 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 and EB-3 India Unchanged; EB-3 ROW, China and Mexico Advance Again; No Movement in FB-2AMarch 07th, 2014 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, EB-2, EB-3, News, Visa Bulletin
The U.S. State Department has just released the April 2014 Visa Bulletin which is the seventh Visa Bulletin for the FY2014 fiscal year. The major headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the expected lack of movement in EB-2 India, the continued forward movement in EB-3 ROW, China and Mexico, and the fact that FB-2A remains unchanged with a (relatively) recent cutoff date.
The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013) on their processing of PERM cases and we are happy to share them with our clients and readers. Please note that this period reflects the period of the partial government shutdown where DOL’s operations were suspended for 16 days.
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.
The process of hiring foreign workers is complicated and time-consuming thus many employers find it necessary to have a dedicated staff with expertise in making strategic decisions regarding hiring foreign nationals. The immigration function is typically housed in various departments at different organizations but most commonly within the HR department. With proper planning and follow up between the immigration attorney and the in-house HR department acting as a team, the company can achieve its goal of delivering consistent, predictable and expeditious immigration support for transferring and hiring of foreign national employees.
Our office had received a number of inquiries and we have worked with a number of individuals, universities and their DSOs who had seen a spike in OPT extension (STEM OPT extensions, most often) which were denied by USCIS due to the fact that the F-1 holder had engaged in volunteering or unpaid work during the term of their initial OPT term due to allegedly exceeding the unemployment maximum allowed for OPTs. After a number of inquiries to USCIS were raised, USCIS has announced that such denials were issued in error and will work on reinstating the applications (and status) to those F-1 holders who may be affected.
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- Reentry Permits (Form I-131) and Expedited Processing
- Requests for Evidence (RFE)
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