Update on U.S Department of State and Customs and Border Protection Responses to COVID-19

Update on U.S Department of State and Customs and Border Protection Responses to COVID-19 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agencies have each made several changes and accommodations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which we detail below. However, many uncertainties remain for both immigrant and nonimmigrant […]

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: 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 […]