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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

1809, 2017

Premium Processing for Pending H-1B Cap Cases Reinstated

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News, News Alert|

USCIS continues to add types of H-1B petitions for which the premium processing service is being reinstated.  On September 18, 2017, USCIS announced that they are reinstating premium processing for pending H-1B cap petitions.

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”, […]

1209, 2017

October 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 and EB-2 ROW Current Again; First Bulletin for New Fiscal Year

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: AC21, Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

The U.S. State Department has just released the October 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the first Visa Bulletin for the FY2018 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is fact that this is the first bulletin for the new fiscal year.   EB-1 and EB-2 ROW are current again while EB-2 India and China advance very slowly.  EB-3 China advance significantly to have a more favorable cutoff date than EB-2 China which creates favorable conditions for EB-2 to EB-3 China downgrades.

1109, 2017

How to Handle Wage Level I H-1B RFEs?

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Employers, H-1B, News, News Alert|

Our readers and clients who have been involved in the H-1B program over the last few months (and especially those participating in the H-1B cap filing season) must have experienced or at least heard about the Wage Level I requests for evidence (RFE) which have been and continue to be issued by USCIS.   Our office has received numerous such RFEs and we have been working with clients and with the broader immigration attorney community to formulate a strong strategy for responding to this kind of an RFE.

Background of the Wage Level I RFE

The first time Wage Level I RFEs […]

709, 2017

Trump Administration to End DACA – What Does That Mean for Employers?

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, DACA, Employers, News, News Alert|

On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program will end. DACA will remain in place until March 5, 2018 and the program will be phased out over the next two years.

DACA Revocation Details

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has released details and clarifications regarding the revocation of the DACA program.    The key points of the revocation are:

  • DHS will process initial requests for DACA and work authorization received on or before September 5, 2017 – in other words, all submitted and pending requests will be processed;
  • DHS will not […]