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Matthew Galati Esq.

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1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

Matthew T. Galati is of Counsel to Philadelphia-based immigration law firm Green and Spiegel, LLC. Matt leads the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, dedicated to representing individuals and companies seeking use of foreign investment in the immigration context.

Matt has experience with nearly every aspect of immigration law and focuses the majority of his practice on EB-5-related matters. Matt has handled the preparation of hundreds of Form I-526 and Form I-829 petitions, as well as regularly advising project principals utilizing the program. Further, Matt has creatively utilized the H-1B, O-1, E-2, L-1, National Interest Waiver, and EB-1-C visa classifications in order to secure immigration benefits for his entrepreneurial clientele.

He is also active in the immigration law community. Matt is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on the Philadelphia chapter’s Executive Committee as its Vice Secretary. He was named a 2016 “Rising Star” in the field of business immigration by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine.

In 2010, Matt earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 2007, with a double major in Politics and History. While in law school, he studied abroad as part of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law’s Capitals of Europe Summer Program, focusing on comparative European Union law.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2010
  • University of Virginia, BA, 2007

Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar, 2011
  • Virginia Bar, 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia Chapter, Executive Committee - Treasurer
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia Chapter, Executive Committee - Vice Chair
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce​, Ambassador

Awards

  • Listed, EB-5 Investors Magazine, "Top 5 Rising Stars", 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2016-18

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Blogs

Nov 22, 2019

Green and Spiegel Secures Grenadian E-2 Visa for Chinese Client

As a firm dedicated to representing investors and entrepreneurs from around the world, we try to find creative solutions to enable our clients to secure their dreams in the U.S., especially when those options are not readily apparent. We recently had the pleasure of representing Mr. M.L., a successful Chinese businessman who wanted to open an educational company in a major Northeastern U.S. city. Because there is no treaty, ML utilized the Grenada Citizenship by Investment option whereby he was able to secure a passport. Learn more in this blog.

Oct 28, 2019

Matthew Galati To Represent Green and Spiegel LLC at the Seattle 2019 IIUSA Industry Forum

Immigration attorney Matthew Galati will represent Green and Spiegel LLC as he joins Breakout 4, USCIS Policy & Actions: Living in a World of Adjudication Backlogs, RFEs, and NOIDs panel on Tuesday, October 29th at 3:30pm. Learn more in this blog.

Jul 31, 2019

What’s Going to Change With The New EB-5 Regulation, Effective on Nov. 21?

We previously covered the publication of the EB-5 Modernization Rule when it was provided to the public on July 23. Now that everyone has had a chance to read and digest its 239-page discussion of comments and rationale, we are happy to present our readers with the following summary of the major changes to the EB-5 program.

Jul 31, 2019

What’s Going to Change With The New EB-5 Regulation, Effective on Nov. 21?

We previously covered the publication of the EB-5 Modernization Rule when it was provided to the public on July 23. Now that everyone has had a chance to read and digest its 239-page discussion of comments and rationale, we are happy to present our readers with the following summary of the major changes to the EB-5 program.

Jul 23, 2019

EB-5 Regulation To Be Published, Effective Nov. 21, 2019

Tomorrow, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish the EB-5 Modernization Rule in the Federal Register. Learn more in this blog.

Jul 12, 2019

Bipartisan House Overwhelmingly Passes Country Cap Removal Bill, Future Uncertain in Senate and White House

This week in an extremely rare bipartisan action on immigration reform, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1044, the“Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.” Learn more in this blog.

Jun 30, 2019

OMB Finalizes EB-5 Modernization Regulation, Changes to Program Expected Imminently

On June 27, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it has concluded its review of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Rule. Learn more in this blog.

May 23, 2019

Congress Blasts Trump’s Immigration Overhaul as Comprehensive Reform Remains Unlikely

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled his administration’s proposal for a new employment-heavy immigration system that focuses on reworking border security and the current legal Immigration system. Learn more in this blog.

May 07, 2019

EB-5 Quota Backlog Updates: India Spikes to 8.4 Years; Vietnam Holds Steady

Roughly six months ago Green and Spiegel provided DHS’ Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division Charles Oppenheim’s EB-5 quota backlog projections. The numbers provided key insights for many, especially those weighing EB-5 who have children that might “age out” due to long visa queues. Today Mr. Oppenheim provided an important update. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 12, 2019

Matthew T. Galati Wins Legal Intelligencer 2019 Professional Excellence Award

Green and Spiegel congratulates Matthew T. Galati, who has just received a 2019 Professional Excellence Award and named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.

Apr 11, 2019

Israeli E-2 Visas Confirmed for May 1, 2019

The Israeli E-2 visa will soon become a reality. As reported by our office in late March, the long-awaited treaty investor agreement between the United States and Israel was expected to become effective in just few short weeks. As an update, the U.S. Embassy has now confirmed that Israeli E-2 visa applications will be accepted as of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Learn more in this blog!

Apr 11, 2019

Israeli E-2 Visas Confirmed for May 1, 2019

The Israeli E-2 visa will soon become a reality. As reported by our office in late March, the long-awaited treaty investor agreement between the United States and Israel was expected to become effective in just few short weeks. As an update, the U.S. Embassy has now confirmed that Israeli E-2 visa applications will be accepted as of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Learn more in this blog!

Apr 02, 2019

EB-5 Visa Demand Slows in Early 2019; Launching Vietnam Forward and Calling Into Question Whether India Retrogression Will Take Effect This Fiscal Year

Last fall, we covered perhaps the most important EB-5 development of the year,DOS’ Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division Charles “Charlie” Oppenheim’s projections for various countries’ EB-5 visa backlog times, based on an October 2018 filing. Of particular note were longer than expected wait times for Mainland China and Vietnam, and a warning to the industry to brace for India’s backlog to begin “no later than July 2019.”However, more recent data calls these projections into question. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 02, 2019

Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme Opens New Tourism Pricing Reduction

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme makes it possible for those who invest in Grenada’s economy or real estate development to gain citizenship, and the associated benefits that come with it such as a relatively powerful passport and the potential E-2 visa availability. Now, the ability for certain investors to realize this potential opportunity will be less expensive. Learn more in this blog.

Mar 20, 2019

The Israeli E-2 Visa Is Expected to Go Live on May 1, 2019

We have tracked the roll-out of the Israeli E-2 visa for several years. Implementation may finally take effect in just six weeks’ time, according to the Israeli office of Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA). Learn more in this blog.

Feb 28, 2019

Matthew Galati Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article EB-5 Regulations at OMB

On Feb. 25, 2019, Matthew Galati, who leads Green and Spiegels U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, was quoted in “Immigrant Investor Visa to See Regulatory Changes Soon,” printed by Bloomberg ​Law. Read the full article here.

Feb 25, 2019

New EB-5 Regulations Expected Soon as USCIS Finalizes Rule and Sends Text to OMB

For over two years, we’ve extensively covered USCIS’ proposed EB-5 Modernization Rule. On Friday, February 22, USCIS formally completed its revisions to the proposed rule via the notice and comment process, sending its draft of the Final Rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There is no published timetable for OMB’s assessment and publishing of the Final Rule into the Federal Register. Learn more in this blog.

Feb 22, 2019

Green and Spiegel Takes Dubai!

On February 10th and 11th, Green and Spiegel EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati and Associate Benjamin Green attended the UGlobal Immigration Expo in Dubai. Read about the full event recap here.

Feb 15, 2019

Amidst Border Wall ‘Emergency,’ President Signs Legislation Extending EB-5 Regional Center Program to Sep. 30, 2019

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the United States House and Senate passed funding legislation re-authorizing vital immigration programs including the EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30. The omnibus measure, titled HJ Res 31, spans over 1,000 pages and contemplates many governmental functions. Learn more in this blog.

Jan 28, 2019

Back in Business: Government Reopens, EB-5 Regional Center Program Revived

On Friday January 25 — a chaotic day plagued by major air travel delays amidst affected government employees leaving work due to missed wages...

Jan 14, 2019

EB5Investors Magazine Names Matthew T. Galati a Top 25 Immigration Attorney

Congratulations to Matthew T. Galati for being named a Top 25 Immigration Attorney by EB5Investors Magazine in January 2019 for his experience, reputation, and passion.

Jan 11, 2019

Employment-Based I-485s: Ability to Use the Earlier Date for Filing Charts May Come to a Close

Back in September, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) was allowing applicants to file their I-485 applications for adjustment of status in both the employment-based and the family-based categories according to the earlier-in-time Filing Date Charts. Put another way, USCIS has been accepting Form I-485 filings for all prospective qualifying immigrants before a visa number is technically available. Green and Spiegel has been filing our clients’ files in light of this change for months, however, it appears that this will shortly come to an end. Learn more here.

Dec 27, 2018

Government Shutdown: USCIS Still Accepting Investors’ I-526 Filings Despite Lapse

On Friday, December 21st, 2018, Congress adjourned without reaching an agreement on a government spending deal, resulting in a partial government shutdown. There were a number of sunsetting immigrant programs relying on Congress’s reauthorization by the midnight expiration deadline, including the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program.

Dec 17, 2018

Investors Eye U.S. Visas as Cure to Brexit Economic Fears

Since the first referendum vote in June 2016, the UK government has been dealing with an arduous and controversial process of exiting the European Union (EU). Brexit is expected to officially happen on March 29, 2019. What that exit looks like on a national and international context is fueling great anxiety for our prospective clients, particularly with regard to the future economic uncertainty in the UK’s business and investing sector.

Oct 31, 2018

Department of State Gives EB-5 Backlog Projections and Anticipates Cutoff Dates

At the AILA / IIUSA joint conference on October 30, 2018, DHS’ Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division Charles Oppenheim gave his projections regarding wait times that families subject to the EB-5 visa backlog might face. His presentation provided the most up-to-date projections available based on current information. The numbers provide key insights for many, especially those weighing EB-5 who have teenage children that might “age out” due to long visa queues.

Oct 28, 2018

Might This Be ‘Last Call’ for $500,000 EB-5?

Real talk: let me start this blog by admitting, “Yeah, I know you’ve heard this before.” The EB-5 industry has been saying it fo...

Oct 02, 2018

Attention: USCIS Ends ‘Early’ Employment-Based Adjustment Filings

We previously published a blog post titled “Good News for Vietnam EB-5 / EB-1 Worldwide: USCIS Will Allow for Early Employment-based Adjustme...

Sep 12, 2018

Grenada CBI Committee Names New Program Enhancements, Unit CEO

The Grenadian CBI program is poised for massive improvements in the very near future. In a circular dated September 10 (attached to this post below...

Aug 13, 2018

USCIS Changes Form I-829 Receipt Location

On August 13, USCIS announced that Form I-829 must now be filed at the Texas Lockbox (where Form I-526 is filed) as opposed to its historical desti...

Aug 13, 2018

USCIS Changes Form I-829 Receipt Location

On August 13, USCIS announced that Form I-829 must now be filed at the Texas Lockbox (where Form I-526 is filed) as opposed to its historical desti...

Aug 03, 2018

The Latest Fact-Finding Trip to Grenada

We have discussed at length how the acquisition of Grenadian citizenship through investment (CBI) can uniquely unlock the ability to appl...

Jun 25, 2018

Major Developments for the Israeli E-2 Visa

After years of fits and starts, Israeli media is now widely reporting that the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee has approved its long-anticipated...

Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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

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 06, 2018

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

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

Galati & Grode Once Again Named as Super Lawyers Rising Stars

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 09, 2018

USCIS Provides Important I-829 Policy Update

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 07, 2018

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

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

Apr 06, 2018

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

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 02, 2018

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

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...

Apr 02, 2018

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

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 22, 2018

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

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

Feb 09, 2018

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

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

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

Jan 23, 2018

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

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

Jan 08, 2018

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

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)

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 07, 2017

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

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 04, 2017

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

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...

Oct 25, 2017

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

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

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)

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...

Aug 08, 2017

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

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 04, 2017

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

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

Jul 24, 2017

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

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

Jun 22, 2017

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

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

Jun 15, 2017

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

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 05, 2017

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

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

Jun 02, 2017

Is the International Entrepreneur Rule in Jeopardy?

By: Matthew Galati Earlier this year, we covered how the Obama Administration finalized the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule shortly befor...

May 23, 2017

Green and Spiegel Attorneys, Jonathan Grode and Matthew Galati named 2017-2018 Rising Stars for Business Immigration

Super Lawyers Magazine has selected U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati to the 2017-...

Apr 26, 2017

USCIS Backtracks on Change in I-924 Policy That Would Lead to I-526 Denials, to an Extent

In a rare public reversal, USCIS has backed away from a policy change which required I-924 amendments to be approved prior to the filing of Form I-...

Apr 25, 2017

Gazing Into the Abyss: How USCIS Would Handle an EB-5 Regional Center Program Lapse

The USCIS Regional Center Program is scheduled to sunset this Friday, April 28, at 11:59 PM. To a large extent, we have been here before. The Progr...

Apr 17, 2017

Update on Israeli E-2 Visa: We are Still Waiting, Perhaps until October

April 17, 2017- Shortly after New Year’s Day we brought you news that the E-2 Visa is moving forward for Israeli nationals, with a projection...

Apr 04, 2017

Moving the Goalposts Yet Again: USCIS Issuing RFEs on Currency Swap Cases, Departing from Years of Accepted Practice

USCIS has ostensibly enacted a new policy with profound consequences for EB-5 investors from countries such as China and Vietnam facing currency re...

Mar 27, 2017

No, Congressman, Canada’s Investor Programs Do Not Require Million-Dollar Plus Investments

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives held a public hearing on the proposed DHS regulations that would raise the minimum EB-5 inves...

Mar 01, 2017

For the Indian-born, Entrepreneurship is the Fastest way to a Green Card

Every month, hundreds of Indian families await the issuance of the Visa Bulletin. Employment-based immigrants to the U.S. are subject to annual quo...

Feb 21, 2017

The Next EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting is on March 3. Here are the questions we would like to be answered…

On March 3, 2017, USCIS will have its first EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Stakeholder engagement of the year. Of course, this engagement will als...

Feb 14, 2017

Checking the Current Temperature of the EB-5 Program

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we would be remiss to not mention our ongoing love for the EB-5 Program, a vital job creator for U.S. workers t...

Jan 20, 2017

Final International Entrepreneur Parole Rule Published, In Effect as of July 17, 2017

Effective July 17, 2017, a new immigration-related option will be available for international entrepreneurs. The Department of Homeland Security ha...

Jan 17, 2017

DHS Moves to Raise EB-5 Investment Minimums, Change TEA Designation Procedure

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pr...

Jan 04, 2017

The Israeli E-2 Visa is Finally Moving Forward

An important new source for foreign investment immigration is now about to take hold. News broke in the New Year that the Israeli government will f...

Dec 29, 2016

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 2)

In our earlier post, we discussed that USCIS is moving forward with what portends to be a major overhaul of the EB-5 regulations. As promised, we&r...

Dec 27, 2016

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 1)

Last week, USCIS moved forward with an important procedural step in the regulatory rulemaking process by sending proposed EB-5 regulations to the O...

Dec 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Attorneys Featured in Chinese-Language Newspaper

For the past month, the hottest question in the immigration realm has been “What can we expect after Trump is inaugurated?” Metro Chine...

Dec 08, 2016

House Passes Short Term CR That Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program Until April 28, 2017 (UPDATED 12/9/16)

Today the House of Representatives passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2028). Upon enactment, the CR will extend the EB-5 Regional Cent...

Nov 22, 2016

What Does Trump’s Election Mean for EB-5? Actually, Probably Not That Much

In continuing our post-election series, we come to the literal million-dollar question: What effect will a Trump Administration have on the EB-5 Im...

Nov 18, 2016

Why the E-2 Visa Will Become Critical in the Trump Years

We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration. Previously, Jonathan Grode discussed what ...

Nov 17, 2016

Congress Eyeing Another CR; Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program to March 31, 2017

GOP members of the House of Representatives are eyeing another short-term spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through March 31, 2017....

Nov 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Investor team presents at 2016 IMS Conference in Beijing

Matthew T. Galati of the Green and Spiegel Investor Team (“GANDSInvestors”) led two sessions regarding immigration options for investor...

Nov 10, 2016

So You Want to Move to Canada...

Like clockwork, after every U.S. Presidential Election, disappointed voters exclaim “I’m moving to Canada!” This year was no exce...

Oct 10, 2016

U.S. Department of State Favorably Amends Interpretation for O-1 Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of State has added a very favorable interpretation in its Foreign Affairs Manual for entrepreneurs seeking admission to the Uni...

Sep 28, 2016

Overnight Reversal: Senate Advances Continuing Resolution (UPDATED)

In a happily surprising reversal from yesterday’s developments, the U.S. Senate today has advanced the Continuing Resolution which will exten...

Sep 27, 2016

Senate Rejects Continuing Resolution – Stakeholders Await New Compromise as Lawmakers Hash Non-Immigration Issues

The U.S. Senate today has failed to obtain sufficient votes to invoke cloture and advance the Continuing Resolution that would fund the U.S. govern...

Sep 22, 2016

U.S. House Releases Continuing Resolution; Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program to Dec. 9, 2016 Without Changes

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations released a much-awaited draft of a Continuing Resolution that would ext...

Sep 14, 2016

Update: Goodlatte Bill Formally Introduced; Committee Markup Postponed

As an update to our earlier post, on Monday, September 12, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) officially introduced H.R. 5992, "The American Job Creation an...

Sep 09, 2016

Congressman Goodlatte of Virginia Floats EB-5 Reform Bill

On September 9, 2016, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)’s office circulated the “American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of ...

Aug 31, 2016

Visa Backlog and Redeployment: Important issues for Investors and Agents

Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati co-authored “Visa Backlog and Redeployment: Important issues for Investors and Agents,” pub...

Aug 31, 2016

GAMECHANGER: USCIS Publishes Advance Version of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for International Entrepreneurs

Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an advance copy of their proposed new regulatory rule that would allow certain in...