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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...

Mar 27, 2017

No, Congressman, Canada’s Investor Programs Do Not Require Million-Dollar Plus Investments

Matthew Galati and Eren Sari

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives held a public hearing on the proposed DHS regulations that would raise the minimum EB-5 inves...

Mar 1, 2017

For the Indian-born, Entrepreneurship is the Fastest way to a Green Card

Matthew Galati

Every month, hundreds of Indian families await the issuance of the Visa Bulletin. Employment-based immigrants to the U.S. are subject to annual quo...

Feb 24, 2017

REMINDER: The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Closes Very Soon

Stephen W. Green

As a friendly reminder to our partners and clients, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program closes in the coming week for non-Francophone investors. ...

Feb 23, 2017

Matthew Galati Presents at Delaware Law School and World Trade Center EB-5 Event

On February 22, 2017, Senior Associate Attorney Matthew Galati presented at The EB-5 Immigrant Visa: Using Foreign Capital to Fund Delaware Pr...


Feb 21, 2017

The Next EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting is on March 3. Here are the questions we would like to be answered…

Matthew Galati

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 15, 2017

Matthew Galati Presents “Immigration Options for Music Professionals and Entrepreneurs” at Manhattan School of Music

Last week, Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati presented “Immigration Options for Music Professionals and Entrepreneurs” at the...


Feb 14, 2017

Checking the Current Temperature of the EB-5 Program

Matthew Galati

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...

Feb 14, 2017

Jonathan Grode Featured in NBC 10 News Interview

Last week, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was interviewed by Philadelphia NBC affiliate WCAU Channel 10. Speaking with Journalist Lauren May...


Feb 8, 2017


Jonathan Grode

February 8, 2017- The Executive Order issued by the Trump Administration prohibiting certain nationals from entering the U.S. on their previously v...

Jan 27, 2017

Fact Check: U.S. Visas Still Required for Most Asian Nationals

Joshua H. Rolf

We recently received an inquiry from a friend of the Firm in Vietnam regarding a fake news story claiming that one of President Trump’s Execu...

Jan 20, 2017

Final International Entrepreneur Parole Rule Published, In Effect as of July 17, 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 17, 2017

Green and Spiegel Investor Team Sponsors 2017 Las Vegas EB-5 Investors Magazine Conference

The Green and Spiegel Investor Team sponsored the 2017 Las Vegas EB-5 Investors Magazine Conference, held on January 13-14. Matthew Galati, manager...