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  • Writer's pictureKristina Goshorn

Matt Galati Appears as an Expert EB-5 Guest Speaker on The Mobility Standard

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

On October 14, 2021, Matthew Galati appeared on The Mobility Standard, a podcast hosted by Investment Migration Insider (IMI). Matt opined on various open-ended questions the immigration community has been asking, such as what the future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program looks like, the likelihood of reauthorization or investment price changes, his drive behind suing federal agencies, and why the mandamus route has been such a hot topic for current investors, immigrants and their petitioners, and other immigration attorneys to consider. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

Because the Trump Administration took active measures to slow down the awarding of immigration benefits—and the Biden Administration has been (at best) apathetic about ameliorating such delays—filing lawsuits against federal agencies has become a favored option for many. As Matt indicated in the podcast episode, in his experience, lawsuits tend to produce tangible results. Specifically, Matt tells the episode listeners of the recent victory from the Gutta v. Renaud, 2021 WL 533757, 4:20-cv-06579-DMR (N.D. Cal.), where USCIS settled the case, resulting in all 22 plaintiffs’ I-526 petitions in being adjudicated before the June 30, 2021 Regional Center sunset. This was especially groundbreaking in hindsight because of the eventual expiration and ongoing program lapse, which would have negatively affected the adjudication of the subject petitions in that case.

IMI is one of the most renowned publications for all things investment migration and related news—read and trusted by media agencies, attorneys, policy decisionmakers, and immigrant investors all over the world. He was interviewed by Christian Nesheim, Editor of IMI, and Rogelio Caceres, co-host of the podcast and Founder and CEO of Global RCG.

The podcast episode also discussed the then-current state of EB-5 Regional Center reauthorization, as well as Matt’s personal optimism for quick Congressional action, as it appears that various industry groups’ interests have finally become aligned. Matt also discussed The Galati Law Firm’s offerings in outbound migration, including a client’s recent approval of a Portuguese Golden Visa.

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