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Oct 18, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide (Again)

Matthew Galati

Two District Courts have halted the third iteration of the Travel Ban, which was set to go into effect today. In a 91-page opinion i...

Oct 10, 2017

U.S. AND TURKEY SUSPEND VISA SERVICES

Joshua H. Rolf

On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Mission to Turkey announced the immediate suspension of all nonimmigrant visas services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, as well as its Consulates in Istanbul and Adana...

Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode Moderates Panel at Startup Global Philadelphia

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode recently had the honor of serving as moderator in a panel discussion titled “Legal Considerations for Global Startups” hosted by the Global Innovation Forum. Jonathan’s panel took place during the Startup Global Philadelphia forum...

Sep 11, 2017

Big EB-5 News: Regional Center Program to Be Extended Without Change to December 8; New Regulations May be Finalized by April 2018 (UPDATED)

By Matthew Galati On the legislative front, this year continues to mirror the previous two, as the EB-5 Regional Center program is virtually certai...

Aug 10, 2017

La Vida and Green & Spiegel Announce Partnership for EB-5

Leading European advisors La Vida recently added EB-5 to their portfolio of Golden Visa offerings, appointing Green and Spiegel as their ...

Aug 8, 2017

More Pessimism Regarding the Israeli E-2 as Delays in Implementation Continue

Matthew Galati

By: Matthew Galati This year has proven to be a series of false starts for prospective Israeli E-2 investors. In January, we expressed optimism tha...

Aug 4, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Matthew Galati Co-Authors Article with CanAm’s Walter Gindin for EB-5 Investors Magazine

Matthew Galati

Manager of Green and Spiegel’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, Matthew Galati recently co-authored an article for EB-5 I...

Aug 4, 2017

EB-5 China Quota backlog now 10 years long? Time to look to the Grenadian Passport and E-2 Visa for Some Relief!

By: Matthew Galati (马修 加拉蒂)  The EB-5 Program continues to be a popular option for foreign investors wishing to immigrate with their...

Aug 4, 2017

Grenada Liberalises Passport Policy to accommodate Muslim Citizens

In a progressive move, the government of Grenada has announced a new measure that will permit Muslim women to wear the traditional hijab headscarf ...

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Jul 24, 2017

Green and Spiegel's MATTHEW GALATI TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL EB-5 CONFERENCE AND PANEL IN VIETNAM AND TAIWAN

Matthew Galati

Senior Associate Attorney and Manager of the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, Matthew Galati (马修 加拉蒂) ha...

Jul 23, 2017

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SET TO DISCARD INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR PAROLE RULE

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

In what will surely be a blow to the tech industry, which relies heavily on foreign-owned start-up companies as innovators and job creators, the U....

Jul 22, 2017

USCIS IPO Adds EB-5 Suggested Order of Documentation

By: Matthew Galati (马修 加拉蒂) The USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) recently update the EB-5 Resources website with a co...

Jun 22, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Matthew Galati Opines on Inaccurate USCIS Data in The Real Deal Interview

Matthew Galati

U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division manager Matthew Galati was featured in a June 21, 2017 article published in The Real Deal, &ldq...

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Jun 22, 2017

Investor Update: More Stakeholders React, USCIS Removes I-526/I-829 Reports

By: Matthew Galati We are continuing our coverage of USCIS’ publishing of I-526 and I-829 performance data by Regional Center. These reports ...

Jun 21, 2017

Investor Alert: USCIS Publishes I-526 / I-829 Performance Data by Regional Center, But Accuracy of Data Called Into Question

By: Matthew Galati On June 19, 2017, USCIS published a list of approvals and denials for Form I-526 [link] and Form I-829 [link] performance based ...

Jun 15, 2017

Big News for Projects and Chinese Investors: USCIS Finally Issues EB-5 Redeployment Guidance

Matthew Galati

Determining options after an EB-5 loan is to be repaid has been one of the most vexing points of advising clients in how to utilize immigrant capit...

Jun 5, 2017

Based on Geography, EB-1C Processing Times are Quite Lopsided

Matthew Galati

Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present. This development has resulted in vast...

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Jun 5, 2017

Press Release: Green and Spiegel International Launches Grenada CBI Services

Green and Spiegel International, an entity related to the eponymous law firms representing investors to Canada and the United States, has of...

Jun 2, 2017

Green and Spiegel Continues its Leadership in U.S. Immigration Law Community

Senior Associate Matthew Galati was recently elected by members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associati...