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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
The Department of Labor has provided some updates for the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) on their processing of PERM, H-1B LCA and prevailing wage determination cases and we are happy to share them with our clients and readers.
Many of our readers, and especially those foreign students on F-1 status who are in a technical field, are aware of the regulations which allow holders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees to obtain an additional 17-month OPT work permit extension, in addition to the 12-month post-completion OPT work permit. Understanding the eligibility rules and especially understanding if one’s degree is a STEM degree is critical in planning for subsequent immigration steps, including whether to file for an H-1B petition.
Let’s be honest – lawyers are rarely seen at the forefront of the disruptor scene. By education and training, we are skilled at removing ambiguity and uncertainty for our clients. We have spent thousands of billable hours to forecast every conceivable thing that can go wrong, then protect clients against it. As a result, law firms create an environment that shuts down nearly every entrepreneurial instinct lawyers might have had.
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 United States is one of the few (if not the only one) countries in the world which taxes its citizens and permanent residents on the basis of their worldwide income. As a result, U.S. permanent residents (and citizens) who decide to live and work outside of the U.S. on a temporary basis are normally required to declare and pay U.S. tax on their foreign income regardless of the source of such income. This is true whether or not the U.S. green card holder receives a Form W-2, 1099 or similar tax document. This article focuses on the tax filing of U.S. permanent residents and the immigration implications of their tax filings (or the lack thereof).
2015 H-1B Cap Opens April 1st
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- Citizenship and Naturalization
- E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
- Employment Mobility and Visa Portability (AC21)
- Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) Green Cards
- Family Visas
- Immigration Compliance
- Labor Certification
- 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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N.S., India (October 30, 2014). "“I found [the Capitol Immigration Law Group] when my green card application had major issues because of the last attorney that I hired. I was really impressed how they handled my case professionally and helping me by applying the best of the knowledge. The attorneys are very approachable, quick to respond and always there to provide options to their clients and help them."
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