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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

1412, 2017

PERM Processing Times (November 30, 2017)

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, DOL, News, News Alert, PERM|

Our office handles many 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 Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided an update on the current PERM filing and processing statistics in addition to the processing dates as of November 30, 2017. […]

712, 2017

New USCIS Policy Creates I-140 Revocation Notice Rights to AC21 Porting Beneficiaries; Requires Proactive AC21 Porting Filing

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: AOS, Articles, Employees, Employers, I-140, I-485, News, News Alert, Policy|

In a November 11, 2017 Policy Memorandum, USCIS has formally adopted a recent AAO decision in Matter of V-S-G Inc. and has provided guidance on its impact on AC21 beneficiaries where the underlying I-140 immigrant petition is being revoked.   The new policy memorandum states that beneficiaries who have properly ported their green card process to a new employer under AC21 are “affected parties” who must be notified of a revocation proceeding against their former employer’s I-140 petition.

The Prior Policy and the “Unknown Revocation” Problem

Prior to Matter of V-S-G Inc. and this Policy Memorandum, if USCIS were to initiate an I-140 […]

1311, 2017

Wage Level I RFEs: How Helpful are Third-Party Professor Opinions?

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News, News Alert|

USCIS has been very active and relentless in raising the Wage Level I issue in many thousands (if not tens of thousands) of requests for evidence (“RFE”) since June 2017.     It has become evident that a successful Wage Level I RFE response must balance very carefully the complexity (or the “specialty occupation”) vs. the entry-level nature of the position.   However, many petitioners are relying (some almost exclusively) on a third-party professor opinion letter to make these arguments and our experience and reported USCIS denials suggest that relying on a professor opinion alone may not be sufficient.  […]

1311, 2017

December 2017 Visa Bulletin – Extremely Slow Forward Movement; EB-3 China Favors Downgrading

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

The U.S. State Department has just released the December 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the third Visa Bulletin for the FY2018 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the extremely slow forward movement in EB-2 India/China and no movement in EB-3 India.  EB-3 China continues to have a more favorable cutoff date than EB-2 China which creates favorable conditions for EB-2 to EB-3 China downgrades.   FB-1 Philippines moves back by two years.