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The Capitol Immigration Law Group (“CILG”) is pleased to announce that attorney Alexandra Michailov has been named to the Super Lawyers list of 2017 Rising Stars for the Washington, DC region. Super Lawyers, a highly respected rating service of outstanding legal professionals, releases a list of top up-and-coming attorneys in each state every year. […]
One of the top campaign promises of the Trump administration during the election season was to scrap the NAFTA treaty between the U.S, Canada and Mexico. The NAFTA treaty is the source of TN visas for nationals of Canada or Mexico and, understandably, TN workers and employers have been nervous about the future of NAFTA for the last few months. In an announcement today, the Trump administration confirmed that they will not seek to revoke the NAFTA treaty, at least at this time. […]
Our office just learned that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has completed the intake and processing of all of the fiscal year (FY2018) H-1B cap petitions. According to USCIS, there were over 199,000 H-1B cap petitions filed during the April 3rd-7th filing period. This indicates that the number of H-1B cap filings this year is slightly lower than the number of H-1B cap filings during last year’s cap season (236,000); nonetheless, this marks continuing very strong H-1B cap demand. The H-1B cap lottery has also been completed. […]
May 2017 Visa Bulletin – No Movement in EB-2 India; EB China Downgrading Opportunity; EB-1 China/India and EB-2 ROW Cutoff Date Expected
The U.S. State Department has just released the May 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the eights Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the lack of any movement for EB-2 India, the notable forward movement in EB-3 China which continues to create a great opportunity for EB-2 to EB-3 China downgrades and I-485 filings. Also, notable is the warning of a possible cutoff date introduction for EB-1 India and China and EB-2 ROW/Mexico/Philippines.