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James G. Aldrich, Jr.

James G. Aldrich, Jr.



  • Immigration
  • Agriculture
  • Agribusiness Lending
  • Food & Beverage

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


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



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


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,

COVID-19 Immigration Updates
Dykema, March 2020

Federal authorities have recently issued a large number of new policies, guidance, etc., in response to the coronavirus pandemic. These include the following: Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures on Applications The USCIS has announced it will accept application forms with reproduced original signatures...

H-1B Visas – New H-1B Cap Registration Rules and Other Potential Changes
Dykema, November 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on January 11, 2019, introducing electronic registration requirement for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. The final rule went into effect on April 1, 2019, though the electronic registration requirement was suspended Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020) to allow USCIS to complete user testing and ensure the system and process are fully functional...

Judge Halts Presidential Proclamation Suspending Visas for Immigrants Without Health Insurance
Dykema, November 2019

The U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon, issued a 28-day temporary restraining order (TRO) in an unusual weekend session just before the “Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” was to go into effect on November 3, 2019. Judge Michael H. Simon agreed to “freeze things the way they are” so a determination can be made on the merits of the case...

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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