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Sep 18, 2018

Good News for Vietnam EB-5 / EB-1 Worldwide: USCIS Will Allow for Early Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications in October

Benjamin S. Green

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that for the month of October 2018, applicants may file their I-485 applications f...

Sep 17, 2018

PEI Government Eliminating Entrepreneur Provincial Nominee Program

Benjamin S. Green

The Prince Edward Island (“PEI”) provincial government will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business ...

Sep 13, 2018

Matthew Galati Presents at EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Fall Ho Chi Minh City Conference

On September 8, Green and Spiegel’s EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati presented at EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Fall 2018 Ho Chi Minh City ...

Sep 12, 2018

Grenada CBI Committee Names New Program Enhancements, Unit CEO

Matthew Galati

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...

Sep 5, 2018

PREMIUM PROCESSING FEE INCREASES BY ALMOST 15%

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

On August 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would be increasing the premium processing filing fee from ...

Aug 21, 2018

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Will Re-Open September 10th, 2018

Quebec's Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion announced that the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be re-open from Septembe...

Aug 13, 2018

USCIS Changes Form I-829 Receipt Location

Matthew Galati

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

Lawsuit Filed to Relieve EB-5 Quota of Derivatives

Benjamin S. Green

On July 25, 2018, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Feng Wang, et al. v Michael R. Pompeo) that fundamen...

Aug 13, 2018

President Signs KIWI Act Providing E-1/E-2 Eligibility for New Zealand Nationals

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House o...

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Aug 3, 2018

The Latest Fact-Finding Trip to Grenada

Matthew Galati

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

Matthew Galati

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

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...