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Apr 6, 2018

Lawmakers Push DHS to Finalize EB-5 Regulations; Investors Race Against the Clock

Matthew Galati

In a letter dated April 5, 2018, addressed to the Department of Homeland Security, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), and Re...

Apr 6, 2018

Mainland Chinese Continue to Dominate Grenadian Citizenship by Investment Program

April 6, 2018 - The Chairman of Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Committee has recently revealed that applicants to Grenada’s Citize...

Apr 2, 2018

Retrogression Besets Vietnam – But It’s NOT GOING TO BE AS BAD AS CHINA

Matthew Galati

Vietnam is about to retrogress in EB-5. This is going to cause a disruption in the market. However, know this: It may, for the next few months, loo...

Mar 28, 2018

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE QUEBEC IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM

Eren Sari

March 28, 2018 - ​The Quebec Government published new regulations related to Quebec’s immigration programs, including the Quebec Immigrant In...

Mar 23, 2018

DOS TERMINATES GOLDEN ARROW PROGRAM IN PARIS FOR ESTABLISHED E-2 COMPANIES

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

Effective March 12, 2018, the US Embassy in Paris terminated the “Golden Arrow” program.  The Golden Arrow program was created as ...

Mar 23, 2018

Green and Spiegel Presents at UGlobal | EB-5 Investors Magazine Conferences in Ho Chi Minh City

  This month, Matthew Galati of Green and Spiegel presented at two investment migration conferences in Vietnam, one of the largest markets of ...

Mar 22, 2018

EB-5 Program Gets Another Clean Extension: September 30, 2018

Matthew Galati

Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, which extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program without any legislative change until Sept...

Feb 9, 2018

After a Night of Drama, EB-5 Regional Center Program gets Extension to Mar. 23, 2018

Matthew Galati

February 9, 2018 -- The most recent government shutdown showdown resulted in a brief (several-hour) lapse in the EB-5 Regional Center Program after...

Jan 23, 2018

Seventeen-Day Extension: EB-5 Regional Center and Additional Programs Revived, Government to Reopen

Matthew Galati

This weekend’s government shutdown and lapse in several immigration programs proved to be relatively short lived. Early this afternoon, succe...

Jan 20, 2018

Government Shutdown Triggers EB-5 Regional Center Program Lapse

A continuing resolution that would have funded the U.S. government and extend several immigration programs until February 16 has failed in the Sena...

Jan 8, 2018

Green and Spiegel Attorney Matthew Galati Named in EB-5 Investors Magazine as One of Industry’s Top 5 Rising Stars

Matthew Galati

PHILADELPHIA - January 8, 2018 – EB-5 Investors Magazine has selected U.S. Senior Associate Matthew Galati as one of the industry’s Top...

Dec 22, 2017

Holiday Gift? EB-5 Regional Center Program To Be Extended for Four More Weeks (Jan. 19, 2018)

Matthew Galati

Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19...

Dec 7, 2017

CR Passed by House and Senate, EB-5 Regional Center Program to Face New Dec. 22 Sunset

Matthew Galati

Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that will leave the EB-5 Regional Center Program operati...

Dec 6, 2017

District Court Ruling Revives “International Entrepreneur” Parole

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

Foreign-owned start-up companies seeking to establish their headquarters in the United States received a bit of positive news on Friday when the U....

Dec 4, 2017

Green and Spiegel LLP Ranked Number One in Canadian Business Immigration by The Legal 500

Stephen W. Green

We are very excited to announce that Green and Spiegel LLP was named #1 in Canadian business immigration by The Legal 500 Rankings. Our firm was re...

Dec 4, 2017

This Week – and Month – Will Be Critical for the EB-5 Program

Matthew Galati

Funding for the federal government runs out at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 9. We have been here before: the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s ong...

Nov 9, 2017

U.S. AND TURKEY RESUME LIMITED VISA SERVICES

Joshua H. Rolf

On November 6, 2017, nearly one month after suspending nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the U.S. Consulates i...

Oct 30, 2017

CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA): REDUCING BARRIERS TO LABOUR MOBILITY

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free-trade agreement between Canada, the European Union (EU), and its member state...

Oct 30, 2017

WELCOME CHANGE IN DEFINITION OF DEPENDENT CHILD EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 24TH, 2017

October 30, 2017-  ​Effective October 24, 2017, the definition of dependent child has increased from 18 to 21 years of age. To be dependent, t...