Travel Alert after EO

On Friday, Enero 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order stating “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry […]

CBP Officials advise L visa holders to carry approvals

At a recent AILA CBP Liaison meeting, CBP officials reminded both L-1’s and L-2’s to carry copies of their approvals to ensure that they are granted status for the proper validity period, as well as to avoid delays when entering the U.S. This is consistent with the notation on an L1’s visa: Must present approved […]

Experiences at the Airport and Ports of Entry

Has your foreign national colleague or employee encountered problems with the Customs and Border Protection at the airport or at the port of entry? How do you deal with a rude, unresponsive and intransient officer? The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has now embraced the philosophy that “complaints are to be viewed as […]

News Update: Automation of For I-94

CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record We had already indicated in our E-mail Blast of August 24, 2012, “CBP Plans to Phase Out Paper I-94s”, that CBP would be eliminating paper Form I-94s and replacing them with an electronic record of arrival of nonimmigrant aliens. However, CBP had not specified at the time […]

News Update: Validity of Non-immigrant Visas

Validity of Non-immigrant Visas Recently, the U.S. State Department has changed the period of validity for various nonimmigrant visas when the alien is the citizen of a country that reciprocates and grants extended stays to U.S. citizens. However, it is imperative that the alien and their employer understand that the visa is actually only valid […]

News Update: CBP Plans to Phase Out Paper I-94s

CBP plans to phase out paper I-94’s Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has recently announced plans to eliminate Form I-94, the paper form given to nonimmigrants arriving in the US (with a few exceptions, including nonimmigrants traveling under the Visa Waiver Program). CBP would keep an electronic record of arrival of nonimmigrant aliens, and would […]