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Jul 17, 2017

Trump Administration Set to Discard International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

In what will surely be a blow to the tech industry, which relies heavily on foreign-owned start-up companies as innovators and job creators, the U....

Jul 11, 2017

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES IMMIGRATION-RELATED DISCRIMINATION CLAIM AGAINST PANDA EXPRESS

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

The Department of Justice recently announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda Express) over the ...

Jul 11, 2017

USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

Lauren Berkowitz

Good news for healthcare providers, USCIS has now resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions filed under the Conrad 30 Waiver pro...

Jun 26, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case, Reinstates Part of Ban

Jonathan A. Grode

In an unsigned, per curiam opinion issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the revised Trump Travel Ban cases ...

Jun 21, 2017

DACA Program Still Stands – Though It’s Future Remains Uncertain

Calyn Arnold

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance stating that the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAC...

Jun 14, 2017

Jonathan Grode Featured as Panelist on Cross-Border Perspectives, Philadelphia Bar Reporter

Jonathan A. Grode

As reported in the June 2016 issue of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode recently served as a panelist in a progr...

Jun 7, 2017

CBP Initiates new I-94 ‘Departure Date’ Feature

In its stated efforts to streamline the I-94 process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made it easier for travelers to check the end of...

Jun 5, 2017

Department of State Secures Approval for ‘Extreme Vetting’ Questionnaire

As detailed in an earlier post, On May 23, the Trump Administration obtained approval by the Office of Management and Budget to implement a supplem...

Jun 2, 2017

Following Defeats, Trump Administration Takes Travel Ban to Supreme Court

Jonathan A. Grode

Following last week’s appellate defeat before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Trump Administration requested that the U.S. Supreme C...

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 Association (AILA) ...

May 26, 2017

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center Wins Green and Spiegel-Sponsored Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has selected the York, PA based Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) for the 2017 Immigratio...

May 24, 2017

GREEN AND SPIEGEL ATTORNEYS, JONATHAN GRODE AND MATTHEW GALATI NAMED 2017-2018 RISING STARS FOR BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

Matthew Galati and Jonathan A. Grode

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

May 16, 2017

Department of State Drafts Emergency Regulations to Implement “extreme vetting” for Certain US Visa Applicants

In a Federal Register Notice published earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has requested emergency regulatory appr...

May 12, 2017

JONATHAN GRODE FEATURED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT USCIS NATURALIZATION CEREMONY AT ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

Jonathan A. Grode

On May 1st, U.S. Practice Director, Jonathan Grode was invited to be a guest speaker for the USCIS Naturalization Ceremony at Abington High School ...

May 10, 2017

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

Jonathan A. 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 8, 2017

Law Student Perspective: An Interview with AILA Member Jonathan Grode

In the interview below, published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Practice Director Jonathan Grode discusses his perso...

Apr 18, 2017

H-1B Update: Annual Cap Reached with Fewer Than Expected Numbers, President Trump to Commence Administrative Reforms

Jonathan A. Grode

The past few days has generated a flurry of news regarding the H-1B specialty occupation visa, including some interesting developments that surpris...

Apr 18, 2017

Senior Associate Matthew Galati Warns Employers of ICE in Virginia Lawyer

Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati authored “Springtime is Here, But Employers Still Need to be Mindful of ICE,” published in ...

Mar 31, 2017

Settlement Reached in Immigration Fraud and Racketeering Lawsuit

Practice Director Jonathan Grode assisted, along with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. (FOF) and Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. in the just...

Mar 23, 2017

MATTHEW GALATI PARTICIPATES IN TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S “THE DREAM IS NOW” PANEL DISCUSSION

On March 22, 2017, Senior Associate Matthew Galati participated in the film viewing and panel discussion "The Dream is Now" held at ...