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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, “Government releases crucial EB-5 data – but beware, it could be full of flaws.”  The article discusses how USCIS had recently published I-526 and I-829 performance data by Regional Center, but was viewed by many stakeholders as ​providing inaccurate information.

In the​ interview, Matt stressed that prospective immigrants should not use the data to make any decisions as to where to invest because the accuracy of I-526/I-829 figures was called into question. “My advice to investors is this data doesn’t change anything,” he said. “If the data is inaccurate, it can’t be relied upon, and I would discard it completely.”

By June 22, 2017, USCIS had removed the data.

Founded in 2003, The Real Deal is a New-York based real estate website described by the New York Post as "the hot sheet for NYC real estate professionals." The publication frequently covers EB-5 developments on a nationwide basis given the usage of the program by developers. 

For more information regarding ​whether the EB-5 visa is right for your family or whether raising immigrant capital is right for your business, contact Matt at


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