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Jan 17, 2017

DHS Moves to Raise EB-5 Investment Minimums, Change TEA Designation Procedure

Matthew Galati

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pr...

Jan 10, 2017

"A New and Promising Immigration Tool For Entrepreneurs" Green and Spiegel Investor Team Published in Law360

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 9, 2017

Jonathan Grode Presents at CES and Colorado Bar Association

On January 4th, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode presented at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) in Las Vegas, NV. Jonat...

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Jan 6, 2017

USCIS Publishes Updated EB-5 Processing Times and Institutes a New Format

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

The Israeli E-2 Visa is Finally Moving Forward

Matthew Galati

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

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 2)

Matthew Galati

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...

Dec 27, 2016

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 1)

Matthew Galati

Last week, USCIS moved forward with an important procedural step in the regulatory rulemaking process by sending proposed EB-5 regulations to the O...

Dec 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Attorneys Featured in Chinese-Language Newspaper

Matthew Galati and Jonathan Grode

For the past month, the hottest question in the immigration realm has been “What can we expect after Trump is inaugurated?” Metro Chine...

Dec 8, 2016

House Passes Short Term CR That Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program Until April 28, 2017 (UPDATED 12/9/16)

Matthew Galati

Today the House of Representatives passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2028). Upon enactment, the CR will extend the EB-5 Regional Cent...

Nov 24, 2016

Green and Spiegel Investors Team in Taipei

Eren Sari and Stephen W. Green

The Green and Spiegel Investors team is on the road again! Senior partner Stephen Green and business development consultant Eren Sari attended...

Nov 22, 2016

What Does Trump’s Election Mean for EB-5? Actually, Probably Not That Much

Matthew Galati

In continuing our post-election series, we come to the literal million-dollar question: What effect will a Trump Administration have on the EB-5 Im...

Nov 18, 2016

Why the E-2 Visa Will Become Critical in the Trump Years

Matthew Galati

We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration. Previously, Jonathan Grode discussed what ...

Nov 17, 2016

Congress Eyeing Another CR; Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program to March 31, 2017

Matthew Galati

GOP members of the House of Representatives are eyeing another short-term spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through March 31, 2017....

Nov 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Investor team presents at 2016 IMS Conference in Beijing

Matthew Galati

Matthew T. Galati of the Green and Spiegel Investor Team (“GANDSInvestors”) led two sessions regarding immigration options for investor...

Nov 10, 2016

So You Want to Move to Canada...

Matthew Galati

Like clockwork, after every U.S. Presidential Election, disappointed voters exclaim “I’m moving to Canada!” This year was no exce...

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Nov 7, 2016

中国赴美旅游访问签证持有者注意了:EVUS在线系统已开启,2016年11月29日起执行

作者:Stephanie Sun This blog entry discusses the new EVUS registration requirement for Chinese nationals that hold 10-year visitor visas. You may fin...

Oct 14, 2016

GANDSInvestors Submits Comment to Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule; Advocates for EB-5 Regulatory Reforms

This week, GANDSInvestors team members Jonathan Grode and Matthew Galati submitted a comment to USCIS’ Proposed Rule for International Entrep...

Oct 10, 2016

U.S. Department of State Favorably Amends Interpretation for O-1 Entrepreneurs

Matthew Galati

The U.S. Department of State has added a very favorable interpretation in its Foreign Affairs Manual for entrepreneurs seeking admission to the Uni...

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Oct 3, 2016

Green and Spiegel Tops the Chambers and Partners Guide in Immigration

Stephen W. Green

Green and Spiegel has been awarded the highest honours in the Chambers and Partners Canadian Guide, receiving a Band 1 in the field of Immigration....

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Sep 28, 2016

Overnight Reversal: Senate Advances Continuing Resolution (UPDATED)

Matthew Galati

In a happily surprising reversal from yesterday’s developments, the U.S. Senate today has advanced the Continuing Resolution which will exten...