Sep 5, 2019
As we previously discussed, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed substantial changes to the EB-5 regulations on July 24, 2019. The “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Rule” is scheduled for implementation on November 21, 2019. It appears that the Administration will apply the rule, as written, unless Congress acts to stop it. Learn more.
Feb 28, 2019
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
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.
Jan 11, 2019
Matthew Galati and Benjamin S. Green
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
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.
Sep 5, 2018
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 ...
Jun 12, 2018
USCIS today announced that investors filing Form I-829 to remove their conditions upon residency will now be issued receipt notices evidencing cont...
May 9, 2018
Earlier this month, USCIS updated the EB-5 section of its Policy Manual with important I-829 Removal of Conditions-related instructions for officer...
Aug 4, 2017
Manager of Green and Spiegel’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, Matthew Galati recently co-authored an article for EB-5 I...
Jun 5, 2017
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present. This development has resulted in vast...
Feb 21, 2017
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
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
Matthew Galati and Jonathan Grode
Effective July 17, 2017, a new immigration-related option will be available for international entrepreneurs. The Department of Homeland Security ha...
Jan 10, 2017
Green and Spiegel Investor Team attorneys Matthew T. Galati and Jonathan A. Grode were published in Law360 on January 10, 2017. The team authored a...
Jan 6, 2017
Andrew Clancy Rodgers
Just before the New Year, USCIS released updated processing time reports, with processing dates as of October 31, 2016, for a number of Service Cen...
Jan 4, 2017
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
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...
Oct 14, 2016
This week, GANDSInvestors team members Jonathan Grode and Matthew Galati submitted a comment to USCIS’ Proposed Rule for International Entrep...
Aug 31, 2016
Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an advance copy of their proposed new regulatory rule that would allow certain in...