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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...

Oct 26, 2017

The Cost of Citizenship in Antigua- Barbuda has been Lowered Significantly

Eren Sari

October 26, 2017- Antigua- Barbuda, the independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean will cut the investment threshold for its National ...

Oct 25, 2017

Department of State Announces Vietnam EB-5 Retrogression Likely by September 2018

Matthew Galati

In remarks before the IIUSA Industry Forum held this week, U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division Chief Charlie Opp...

Oct 24, 2017

An Alternative Solution for PEI Quota Woes

Matthew Galati and Eren Sari

This year brought an unprecedented development in Canadian Investor Immigration. Long considered to be the one of the country’s best kept sec...

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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