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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

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.    […]

1506, 2017

PERM Processing Times (May 31, 2017)

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, DOL, News, 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 May 31, 2017. […]


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906, 2017

July 2017 Visa Bulletin – Major EB-3 China Retrogression, EB-3 India Advances Notably

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

The U.S. State Department has just released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the tenth Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the significant 33-month retrogression in EB-3 China, the continued cutoff date for EB-1 India and EB-1 China and the notable forward movement in EB-3 India.
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806, 2017

Simeio RFEs: How to Handle “Simeio” RFE Due to Late H-1B Amendment Filing?

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Compliance, H-1B, News|

In our office, and in the broader H-1B community, we are seeing instances and reports of H-1B petition RFEs aimed at ensuring compliance with the Simeio-line of guidance issued by USCIS in 2015. Specifically, we are seeing RFEs on H-1B petitions (amendments, mostly, but also for extensions) where USCIS is questioning the timeliness or the lack of the H-1B amendment filings. Our office has handled a number of such RFEs and we share our experience and thoughts on how to best handle them.

Simeio Background

The April 9, 2015 AAO decision In Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (PDF copy) put many […]