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Jan 28, 2019

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

Matthew Galati

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Jun 22, 2017

Investor Update: More Stakeholders React, USCIS Removes I-526/I-829 Reports

By: Matthew Galati We are continuing our coverage of USCIS’ publishing of I-526 and I-829 performance data by Regional Center. These reports ...

Jun 21, 2017

Investor Alert: USCIS Publishes I-526 / I-829 Performance Data by Regional Center, But Accuracy of Data Called Into Question

By: Matthew Galati On June 19, 2017, USCIS published a list of approvals and denials for Form I-526 [link] and Form I-829 [link] performance based ...

Jun 2, 2017

Is the International Entrepreneur Rule in Jeopardy?

Matthew Galati

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

May 15, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Matthew Galati Defends the EB-5 Program in Interview with Associated Press

U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division manager Matthew Galati was featured in a recent Associated Press article, “Chinese spent $24B on U....