James G. Aldrich, Jr.

James G. Aldrich, Jr.

Member

Expertise

  • Immigration
  • Agriculture
  • Agribusiness Lending
  • Food & Beverage

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

Profile

James G. Aldrich leads the Firm's Immigration Team in the Labor and Employment Department at Dykema. He has significant international business and immigration experience including advising on the immigration aspects of investment opportunities in the U.S., corporate formation and the employment of foreign nationals in the United States. He develops long-term plans to coordinate the business goals of clients with available immigration benefits, and assists clients in the preparation of visa petitions and supporting documentation.

Mr. Aldrich focuses his practice on representing clients before the US immigration service, Department of Labor and other governmental agencies including immigration-oriented issues related to establishing new companies in the United States through foreign investment and the transfer of workers to the United States including obtaining green cards and non-immigrant visas.

He also assists clients with confirming the employment eligibility of their workforces and defending them in government investigations in this area.

Clients quoted in Best Law Firms 2018 note that Mr. Aldrich "does an excellent job of answering questions, providing proper guidance, and responding quickly."

Bar Admissions

Michigan

Education

University of Detroit, J.D. Michigan State University, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Agribusiness Lending | Agriculture | Food & Beverage | Immigration | Labor & Employment | Litigation | National/Regional Coordinating, Trial and/or Discovery Counsel

Professional Career

Professional Associations

State Bar of Michigan, Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member


Seminars

11/2009 Addressed Chinese Business and Government Groups in Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Chongqing and Guiyang regarding immigration benefits through investing in the United States
12/2008 Addressed Chinese Business and Government Groups in Shanghai, Guiyang and Guangzhou regarding immigration benefits through investing in the United States
9/2007 "The ICE Man Cometh and How to be Ready for Him" - Presenter and "Immigration Law and Impending Legislation" (co-presenter), BNP Media's "Best of Success" Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
7/2007 Addressed Chineses Business and Government Groups in Shanghai, Guiyang, Ashun and Zunyi regarding visas available through investing in the United States


Professional Activities and Experience

Dickinson Wright, PLLC,
Articles

Presidential Proclamation Extends Ban on Entry of Immigrants; Adds H-1B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Holders
Dykema, June 2020

Following up on Dykema’s alert from June 18, 2020, President Trump signed a Proclamation that extends his April 22, 2020, 60-day ban on immigrant workers entering the United States until December 31, 2020. In addition, it also added those with H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 visas and any foreign national accompanying them to this ban. The Proclamation states this was done to address, in part, high unemployment levels due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Possible Presidential Proclamation to Limit Entry of H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Holders
Dykema, June 2020

Several reports, including one by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, indicate President Trump may issue a Proclamation limiting or prohibiting the entry into the United States of foreign nationals holding H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 visas. H-1Bs are used to employ foreign nationals in specialty occupations (those positions normally requiring at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent for entry into the field). H-2Bs are for temporary, non-agricultural workers...

USCIS To Resume Premium Processing
Dykema, May 2020

In a move that will improve the time for obtaining application approvals, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today it plans on resuming premium processing for Form I-129 (non-immigrant worker) and Form I-140 (immigrant worker) petitions in phases throughout June. On June 1, 2020, it will accept Premium Processing requests for all eligible Form I-140 petitions...

Additional Articles

"ICE Steps Up Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign," Mich igan Business Law Journal (Summer 2010)
"ICE Begins Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign," Law Notes (Fall 2009)
"Q-1 Cultural Exchange Visa: An Alternative to the H-2B?," Lodging Magazine (July 2008)
"Paying an Employee Who Does Not Have a Social Security Number," Roofing Contractor Magazine (October 2007)
"Responding to a 'No-Match' Letter from the Social Security Administration," Roofing Contractor Magazine (June 2007)
"Editor," Illinois ICLE Immigration Law Book (2006)
"Visas for Foreign Registered Nurses Now Available," Michigan Medical Law Reporter (Fall 2005)