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Category: Enter The US

  • This Requirement To Enter The U.S. Has Been Extended

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, talks about the U.S. entry vaccine requirement extension. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • DHS’s Public Charge Final Rule Goes Into Effect

    As of December 23, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule has been in effect. This final rule provides clarity and consistency for noncitizens on how DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility. The rule restores the historical understanding of a “public charge” that had been […]
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  • Preparation & Delay in Lifting Title 42 at the Southwest Border

    Title 42 is a public health order instated in 2020 to protect Americans from the spread of COVID-19. The order requires immediate expulsion of certain noncitizens that cross the border unauthorized. Under the order, access to asylum and humanitarian protections are sharply curtailed due to the rapid nature of expulsions. The order was scheduled to […]
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  • Not Vaccinated? What Does That Mean at the Border?

    Canada dropped its vaccine mandate for entry. Even some cruise lines no longer require passengers to show proof of vaccination. But the United States still requires a vaccine for entry. So, what if you’re not vaccinated? And what if you’re a green card holder or U.S. citizen? Watch this video with our Managing Partner Rosanna […]
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  • The Real Reason for NEXUS Delays

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, explains the real reason for NEXUS delays. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • What are B Visas?

    If you are looking to come to the U.S. temporarily for business or tourism/pleasure, you must obtain a B-1 or B-2 nonimmigrant visa. B visas are also known as a “visitor” visa for individuals entering the U.S. temporarily as a nonimmigrant. Please note that Canadians are visa exempt. What is a B-1? The B-1 visa is […]
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  • Help is On the Way for U.S. Visa Appointments!

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, visa processing has been very slow. Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, shares updates from the Department of State and other insights for changes on the horizon. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today, we’d love to hear from you.
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  • Immigration Consequences of Being Sentenced to a Conditional Discharge in New York

    What is a Conditional Discharge? Under New York Penal Law section 65.05, a conditional discharge is a sentence that a judge can impose if they believe that neither a sentence of imprisonment nor one of periodic imprisonment or probation supervision is appropriate based on the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history, character, […]
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  • Will the U.S. Drop the Vaccination Requirement?

    When will the United States drop the vaccination requirement for foreign nationals? Only time will tell but the U.S. is the last country in North America to ban unvaccinated tourists (see our post on Canada: No More Vaccine Rules, ArriveCAN Ends October 1st and Reuters’ “Truckers, lawmaker push for U.S. to drop foreign visitor vaccine […]
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  • Does my criminal history make me inadmissible to the U.S.?

    According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, individuals are deemed inadmissible to the United States on criminal grounds if they are convicted of OR admit the essential elements of: A crime involving moral turpitude or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such a crime or; A violation of any law regulation of a State, the […]
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