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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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1307, 2017

USCIS Delays Effective Date of International Entrepreneur Rule Seeking Time to Kill the Rule

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurs, News, News Alert|

In a Federal Register announcement dated July 11, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur rule from July 17, 2017 to March 14, 2018.      Additionally, the notice indicates that this delay will allow USCIS to publish rulemaking seeking to rescind the International Entrepreneur rule altogether, pursuant to the guidance from President Trump’s executive order from January 25, 2017.

About the International Entrepreneur Rule

The “International Entrepreneur Rule” would have allowed international entrepreneurs a parole in order to be able to remain and work in the U.S. while developing and growing their […]

1107, 2017

August 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 ROW Cutoff Date Introduced

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: AOS, Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

The U.S. State Department has just released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the eleventh Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the introduction of a cutoff date for the EB-2 ROW, Mexico and Philippines categories, together with the notable forward movement in EB-3 India.  EB-2 India and EB-3 China do not move this month.
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2206, 2017

What is I-485 Supplement J and How to Properly Prepare and Use it?

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: AC21, Articles, I-485, News|

Earlier this year USCIS introduced a new Form I-485 Supplement J which is being used in connection with filings of new I-485 applications to adjust status or for porting of existing and pending I-485 applications to a new employer or a new job.   The purpose of I-485 Supplement J is to provide a confirmation of the bona fide job offer (during initial I-485 filing) or to inform USCIS in I-485 porting cases under AC21 (for pending I-485 cases).

What is the Purpose of Form I-485 Supplement J?

Prior to the introduction of this form, USCIS used to accept an employment verification […]

1906, 2017

USCIS Starts Mailing H-1B Cap Non-Selection Notices

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles, H-1B, News, News Alert, PERM|

Two months after completing the random H-1B cap lottery, USCIS has started mailing back the H-1B cap applications which were not selected under the random H-1B cap lottery.     While the H-1B cap receipts for selected cases were sent out by May 3rd,  many employers and applicants who had not heard by now had to assume that their H-1B cap cases were not selected.

H-1B Cap Season Numbers

This year there were 199,000 applications filed for the 85,000 available H-1B cap visas, resulting in a simple calculation of about 35% average chance than an application will be selected for processing under the H-1B cap.    […]