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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm - United States

Gregory J. Eck Esq.

Senior Associate
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Philadelphia (US Headquarters)
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

Gregory Eck has over ten years of experience representing corporations, universities, religious organizations, small businesses and individuals in their immigration needs. He has deep and broad experience with all categories of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processes, with special focus on L-1, TN, E-2, labor certifications (PERM), H-1B, O-1, National Interest Waivers and R-1 religious worker visas.  Mr. Eck is passionate about his work and methodical and painstaking in his pursuit of positive results for his clients.   He has experience in-house and so understands the unique legal challenges corporations face in sponsoring foreign nationals.

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2009
  • M.Ed., Boston College, 2000
  • M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University, 1992
  • B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1998

Additional Languages Spoken

Spanish

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Federalist Society

Involvement

  • Pro Bono:  Homeless Advocacy Project, Wills for Heroes
  • Charitable Work:  Valley Youth House

Awards

  • Named Rising Star among Pennsylvania Lawyers (2017), and New Jersey Lawyers, (2020).

Blogs

Oct 19, 2020

USCIS Announces Increased Premium Processing Fees Effective October 19, 2020

Starting October 19, 2020, the fee for Premium Processing, will be $2,500 (previously $1,440) for all filings except those requesting H-2B (non-agricultural seasonal worker) or R-1 (Religious Worker) status, for which the new fee is $1,500 (previously $1,440).Any filings post-marked on or after October 19th must include the new fee amount. Any Form-1-907 postmarked on or after October 19th with the incorrect fee amount will be rejected and the fee returned.

Oct 07, 2020

U.S. Government Issues New Rules Tightening H-1B and Other Employment Based Immigration Programs

On October 7, 2020 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) designed to tighten the H-1B visa program (and other Labor Condition Applications visa processes) in order to make it more difficult for employers to displace U.S. workers. Learn more in this blog.

Oct 02, 2020

DOS Releases Instructions for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

On September 30, 2020, the Department of State released instructions on how to apply for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. For FY2022, up to 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. Registration begins on October 7, 2020, and will continue until November 10, 2020. Learn more in this blog.

Media and Presentations

  • Served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Immigration Law Forum (2014, 2016, and 2018).