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Dykema

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

USCIS Proposes 10% Surcharge on Filing Fees
Dykema, May 2020

The USCIS on Friday, May 15, sent a request to Congress for $1.2 billion in emergency funding, proposing to pay it back with a 10% surcharge on application filing fees. The immigration service is entirely funded by these filing fees and has seen a significant drop in applications due to the coronavirus pandemic. It said in the statement it expects a 61% drop in revenue through the end of the fiscal year...

New Version of I-9 Required as of May 1, 2020
Dykema, April 2020

Dykema would like to remind U.S. employers that they must use the October 21, 2019, version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form beginning May 1, 2020. Since January 31, 2020, employers were allowed to use either the July 17, 2017, or October 21, 2019, version of the form. These dates are indicated in mm/dd/yy format in its bottom left corner. The Form I-9 is used to confirm the identity and employment authorization of people hired as employees by U.S. employers...

President Trump Issues Proclamation Barring Intending Immigrants From U.S. for 60 Days
Dykema, April 2020

After stating he planned on issuing an Executive Order earlier this week, President Trump yesterday issued a proclamation barring intending immigrants from the United States for 60 days beginning at 11:50 p.m. on April 23, 2020. It states it is intended to help U.S. workers facing high levels of unemployment due to the Coronavirus...

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)


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