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Aug 13, 2018

Trump Proposed Rule Regarding Federal Assistance Is Not Enforceable

Emily C. Brown

Earlier this week, it was leaked that the Trump Administration was proposing a new Federal Rule which would bar foreign nationals, who have legally...

Aug 13, 2018

President Signs KIWI Act Providing E-1/E-2 Eligibility for New Zealand Nationals

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House o...

Aug 1, 2018

Jonathan Grode named in the National Law Journal’s list of Immigration Trailblazers

Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural li...

Aug 1, 2018

USCIS Data Shows Severe Increase in RFEs and Denials

Joshua H. Rolf

On July 25, 2018, the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy (“NFAP”) published a report that confirms what business immig...

Jul 31, 2018

USCIS Delays Rollout of NTA Memo

Jonathan A. Grode

Last week we wrote in detail about the upcoming USCIS policy change whereby the agency will commence  issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) for...

Jul 25, 2018

Analysis: USCIS Issues Two Policy Memoranda that Could be Significantly Detrimental to Business Immigration

Lauren Berkowitz and Jonathan A. Grode

On June 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum in PM-602-0050.1 regarding when the agency will issu...

Jul 20, 2018

Influencing Corporate Action: Industry Reports on Forced Labor Having Strong Impact

Emily C. Brown

Recently, a new Benchmark report was released by KnowTheChain, pertaining to the Information & Communications Technology sector, which outlines...

Jun 27, 2018

UPDATE: Trump’s Executive Order Travel Ban Upheld by Supreme Court in 5-4 decision

Jonathan A. Grode

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision in Hawaii v. Trump, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld President Donald Trump's 2017 travel...

Jun 22, 2018

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Named “Distinguished Leader” by The Legal Intelligencer

Jonathan A. Grode

The oldest daily law journal in the United States, The Legal Intelligencer, has named Green and Spiegel LLC’s U.S. Practice Director Jonathan...

Jun 22, 2018

Consumer Pressure Mounting: Is Your Company At Risk of Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain?

Emily C. Brown

Consumer concerns about the use of forced labor are rapidly growing, putting legal pressure on large corporations such as Costco, to reduce the use...

Jun 12, 2018

USCIS Changes I-751 Receipt Procedure; Status Now Extended For 18 Months Instead of 12

Emily C. Brown

USCIS announced today that marriage-based Conditional Permanent Residents (CPR) filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, will...

Jun 12, 2018

Matthew Galati Selected to AILA Leadership Positions

Matthew Galati

Green and Spiegel Senior Associate attorney Matthew Galati was recently selected to American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) l...

Jun 11, 2018

Shocking Report: India EB-2 Backlog Calculated to be 151 Years

Matthew Galati

On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born benefic...

Jun 8, 2018

The H-2B Temporary Work Visa – Is Partial Relief Better Than No Relief?

Amy Jill Novak

On May 14, 2018, the final rule related to H-2B cap relief for fiscal year 2018 was transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.&...

Jun 7, 2018

STEM OPT Third-Party Placements Placed in Doubt

Joshua H. Rolf and Jonathan A. Grode

Since May 2016, F-1 STEM graduates have enjoyed up-to three years of employment authorization through post-completion Optional Practical Training (...

Jun 6, 2018

June 19: Join Us for Our Webinar With Pathways EB-5

Matthew Galati

On June 19 at Noon EST, Green and Spiegel will host an EB-5 Webinar with Pathways EB-5, a company owning regional centers coast to coast. Click her...

May 18, 2018

Associated Press: Form I-9 Audits Surge, ICE Mulls Creation of Employer Compliance Inspection Center

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

This week, the Associated Press (AP) reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has opened 2,282 audits between October 1 and May 4, 2...

May 18, 2018

Green and Spiegel Attorneys Recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati have been named to the Pennsylvania&n...

May 17, 2018

USCIS Completes Data Entry for H-1B Cap

Joshua H. Rolf

On May 15, 2018, approximately one-month after completing its selections, USCIS announced that it has finished its data entry for all H-1B Cap Peti...

May 14, 2018

USCIS Reverses Unlawful Presence Policy, Risking Draconian Consequences for Students, Exchange Visitors, and their Families

Matthew Galati

On May 11, 2018, USCIS announced a stunning and unexpected reversal of decades of immigration policy, stating via a Draft Policy Memorandum that th...