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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

908, 2017

September 2017 Visa Bulletin – Cutoff Date for EB-2 ROW Remains; Last Visa Bulletin for The Fiscal Year

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

The U.S. State Department has just released the September 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the last Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the continued cutoff date for the EB-2 ROW, Mexico and Philippines categories, together with the notable forward movement in EB-3 India.  Also, this is the last Visa Bulletin for the fiscal year.
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2707, 2017

Premium Processing for H-1B Cases Starting to Come Back, Gradually

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News, News Alert|

USCIS appears to be in the process of reinstating premium processing service for H-1B petitions.  On July 24, 2017, USCIS announced that they are reinstating premium processing for H-1B petitions filed by cap-exempt employers.

Background of the H-1B Premium Processing Service Suspension

Effective April 3, 2017, USCIS suspended the premium processing service for all H-1B petitions and for a period of “up to six months.”     This suspension was very broad:  petitioners were not able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for any H-1B petition – including amendments, extensions, “transfers”, […]

2007, 2017

How to Skip the Per-Country Immigrant Visa Line – Cross-Chargeability Options

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles, I-485, News, Visa Bulletin|

Many of our readers follow closely our reports of the monthly Visa Bulletin which provides cutoff dates for those immigrant visa (green card) applicants who are current and have immigrant visa numbers available (i.e. their actual permanent resident “green” card is assigned an available number and can be issued).   The past several Visa Bulletins have been disappointing for most, especially for EB India applicants with the lack of movement and the prospect of a very long wait time before their priority date becomes current.

With such little movement, if any, it is difficult to imagine an alternative to the […]

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 […]