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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.

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News and Recent Articles

1905, 2016

L-1A Visa – Recognizing The Global Role Of Managers

By Aleksandra Michailov, Esq.|May 19th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Employers, L-1, News|

The Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) recently issued a decision in a case focusing on the correct interpretation of the L-1A visa requirements for functional managers. In Matter of Z-A-, Inc., the AAO clarified that when determining whether the foreign national will primarily manage an essential function, USCIS must consider all relevant factors, including the foreign national’s role within the wider qualifying international organization. Importantly, USCIS designated this AAO opinion an Adopted Decision, making it a policy guidance binding all USCIS employees.

The L-1A classification allows a foreign business to transfer its executives or managers to the related U.S. office. According to […]

1805, 2016

Visa Bulletin Predictions and Updates from Charles Oppenheim (May 18, 2016)

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|May 18th, 2016|Categories: Articles, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

Our office just came back from a discussion session here in Washington, DC with Charles Oppenheim.  Mr. Oppenheim is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State.  For many, he is simply known as the person responsible for the monthly and annual visa number allocations for family- and employment-based green cards.  He is also the person who prepares and publishes the monthly visa bulletin which is highly anticipated every month.   Our access and proximity to Mr. Oppenheim allows us to provide immediate updates on expected Visa Bulletin movements and we are proud to […]

1705, 2016

Lawsuit Challenging Visa Bulletin Revision Dismissed

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|May 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles, EB-2, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

In an order dated May 16, 2016, the U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington has dismissed the lawsuit challenging the October 2015 Visa Bulletin revisions, or the so-called “visagate.”    According to the court, the visa bulletin, mainly because it had not become effective at the time of the revision, did not constitute final agency action and, as a result, the court dismissed the case on technical grounds without an opportunity to amend the claims stated. […]

1105, 2016

USCIS Publishes Rule Seeking to Raise Filing Fees

By Dimo R. Michailov, Esq.|May 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Employers, Fees, H-1B, News, News Alert, USCIS|

The Department of Homeland Security has just released a proposed rule seeking to amend (increase) most of the Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) application filing fees. The weighted average of the increase is 21 percent and USCIS is adding one new fee.  The proposed fee increase rule is under a comment period until July 5, 2016 with an anticipated effective date for the new fees around Fall of 2016. […]