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Jun 5, 2017

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

Matthew Galati

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

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Jun 5, 2017

Press Release: Green and Spiegel International Launches Grenada CBI Services

Green and Spiegel International, an entity related to the eponymous law firms representing investors to Canada and the United States, has of...

Jun 2, 2017

Green and Spiegel Continues its Leadership in U.S. Immigration Law Community

Senior Associate Matthew Galati was recently elected by members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associati...

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 23, 2017

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

Matthew Galati and Jonathan Grode

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

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May 15, 2017

Canada’s Age Limit for Dependent Children Set to Increase to 22

Good news for prospective investors with older children: earlier this month, a long-awaited amendment to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Pro...

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....

May 10, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Quoted in Forbes EB-5 Article

Jonathan Grode

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was quoted in a May 10th article featured in Forbes regarding the EB-5 immigrant investor prog...

May 1, 2017

Regional Center Program Headed for September 30th Extension Without Changes

Following months of negotiations, Congress has introduced a spending package  that will keep the government’s doors open through th...

May 1, 2017

Matthew Galati Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article on Prospects of EB-5 Reform

On April 27, 2017, Manager of the U.S. Entrepreneurs and Investors Division Matthew Galati was quoted in  “Fate of Visa Program Faces &l...

Apr 28, 2017

Congress Passes Immigration Program Extension to May 5th

Today the U.S. House (328-30) and the Senate (voice vote) have passed a Continuing Resolution that will fund the U.S. government and extend the EB-...

Apr 27, 2017

UPDATED: Congress Ready to Punt EB-5 Regional Center Extension to Next Week, But Shutdown and Lapse Still Looming

EB-5 stakeholders are abuzz today with news that the Regional Center program will be extended through May 5, 2017 with a clean CR unveiled late yes...

Apr 26, 2017

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

Matthew Galati

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

Matthew Galati

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 20, 2017

USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and ...

Apr 17, 2017

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

Matthew Galati

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 10, 2017

Green and Spiegel Submits Comment on the Proposed EB-5 “Modernization Rule”

The Green and Spiegel Investor Team submitted its comment on the proposed EB-5 Modernization Rule. For background, see our analysis of the proposed...

Apr 4, 2017

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

Kelly Goldthorpe and Matthew Galati

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 31, 2017

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen On May 29, 2017

Eren Sari and Stephen W. Green

March 30, 2017- The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be accepting applications starting May 29, 2017. The QIIP facilitates i...