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Jun 22, 2018

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Named Distinguished Leader by The Legal Intelligencer

The oldest daily law journal in the United States, The Legal Intelligencer, has named Green and Spiegel LLC’s U.S. Practice Directo...

Jun 12, 2018

USCIS Changes I-829 Receipt Procedure; Status Now Evidenced For 18 Months Instead of 12

Matthew Galati

USCIS today announced that investors filing Form I-829 to remove their conditions upon residency will now be issued receipt notices evidencing cont...

Jun 12, 2018

Matthew Galati Selected to AILA Leadership Positions

Matthew Galati

Green and Spiegel Senior Associate attorney Matthew Galati was recently selected to American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) l...

Jun 11, 2018

Shocking Report: India EB-2 Backlog Calculated to be 151 Years

Matthew Galati

On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born benefic...

Jun 6, 2018

June 19: Join Us for Our Webinar With Pathways EB-5

Matthew Galati

On June 19 at Noon EST, Green and Spiegel will host an EB-5 Webinar with Pathways EB-5, a company owning regional centers coast to coast. Click her...

May 23, 2018

From Our Archives: “For the Indian-born, Entrepreneurship is the Fastest Way to a Green Card”

Over a year ago, we covered the dysfunctionally-long quota backlogs for Indian-born prospective immigrants in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories with our...

May 23, 2018

Galati & Grode Once Again Named as Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Matthew Galati and Jonathan Grode

Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce that U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati were once again named as &l...

May 9, 2018

DHS Postpones Final Action Date on EB-5 Regulations to August 2018

Following attempts by lawmakers to finalize EB-5 regulations last month, the recent release of the Office of Management and Budget Spring 2018 Unif...

May 9, 2018

USCIS Provides Important I-829 Policy Update

Matthew Galati

Earlier this month, USCIS updated the EB-5 section of its Policy Manual with important I-829 Removal of Conditions-related instructions for officer...

May 7, 2018

GREEN AND SPIEGEL’S MATTHEW GALATI CO-AUTHORS ARTICLE FOR EB-5 INVESTORS MAGAZINE

Matthew Galati

Senior Associate Matthew Galati, who leads the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, recently co-authored an article&nb...

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...