Jan 2, 2019
President Trump’s border wall impasse and the subsequent government shutdown have affected immigration courts nationwide.Learn how in this blog. Should you need assistance with an immigration court case, please contact Green and Spiegel's removal defense team at (215) 395-8959.
Dec 27, 2018
Following a flurry of failed deals to keep the government open during the holiday season, the Federal Government shut down as of 12:00AM on December 22, 2018. This post covers how the shutdown affects immigration processes.
Dec 19, 2018
In a reversal of policy initially formed under the administrations’ “extreme vetting”, USCIS officers now have the discretion to waive interviews for I-751 petitioners seeking to remove conditions of their permanent residency provided that they have presented sufficient documentary evidence and meet other requirements.
Dec 7, 2018
A tentative bi-partisan deal has been struck to reform the H-2B program, in effect doubling the number of allotted visas per fiscal year from 66,000 to 132,000. However, there is a price to pay for the cap increase, and that price is the new requirement that all H-2B employers perform strict checks on all workers hired since 2012.
Dec 5, 2018
On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a proposed rule that, if adopted, will fundamentally alter the H-1B Cap process, replacing the current lottery with an electronic registration system that has the potential to save time, money, and headaches for all H-1B stakeholders.
Dec 4, 2018
On December 2, Green and Spiegel US and the International Supply Chain Initiative (ISCI) observed the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Slavery takes many forms throughout the world. From sexual exploitation to forced labor in the global supply chains, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are over 40 million people trapped in some form of modern slavery globally.
Nov 28, 2018
The apparel and footwear industries have formally committed to the fight against forced labor in the supply chain. Earlier this fall, the Ame...
Nov 23, 2018
The bustling holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Many stores have launched their advertisements for all of their best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. More and more consumers are turning to online shopping through websites like Amazon or the Walmart Marketplace. Here, some unscrupulous individual sellers are able to slip counterfeit goods into the market.
Nov 21, 2018
This Thanksgiving, Green and Spiegel US is thankful for Ayodele Gansallo, a senior staff attorney at HIAS Pennsylvania and recipient of the fourth annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Immigration Law Pro Bono Award. The award is sponsored by Green and Spiegel LLC and was created to annually celebrate the pro bono accomplishments of an individual or organization working with the Pennsylvania Bar Association in the area of Immigration Law.
Nov 15, 2018
When Congress reconvenes in Washington following the Thanksgiving holiday, it may be Irish Nationals that have most cause to be grateful.
Nov 5, 2018
Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel, U.S. attended the RBA 2018 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read her key takeaways and summary of the event here.
Nov 2, 2018
As of yesterday, USCIS has enacted new guidelines that provide welcome relief to foreign nationals with long-pending green card applications, extending the validity of their Form I-693 medical examinations from one to two years, so long as the examinations in question were performed within sixty days of filing for lawful permanent residence.
Oct 25, 2018
Senior Associate Stephen Antwine joins Green and Spiegel, establishing dedicated practice.
Oct 10, 2018
Un juez de un tribunal de distrito de EE. UU. ha impedido temporalmente que la Administración Trump ponga fin al estado de protección...
Oct 10, 2018
A U.S. District Court Judge has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration from ending Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for immigrants from Nica...
Oct 4, 2018
According to the new agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intends to “REPLACE the 1994 North America Free T...
Oct 4, 2018
In a move consistent with the Trump Administration’s push to broaden USCIS’ enforcement mandate, USCIS began implementing a Policy Memo...
Sep 19, 2018
On September 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced plans to investigate employers using the H-2B program. The program is used to fulfil...
Sep 18, 2018
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that for the month of October 2018, applicants may file their I-485 applications f...
Sep 13, 2018
On September 8, Green and Spiegel’s EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati presented at EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Fall 2018 Ho Chi Minh City ...