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  • CBP Partners with Carnival Cruise Line to introduce facial biometrics at Port of New Orleans

    In an effort to modernize and streamline cruise travel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Carnival Cruise Line announced they will be implementing facial biometrics into the debarkation process at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana. Facial Biometric technology is now available for arriving cruise passengers at seaports in Florida, New Jersey, Texas, California, […]
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  • U.S. Passports Boast New Look & Enhanced Security Features

    The United States government recently introduced a new passport called the Next Generation Passport (NGP) that will not only look different than older passports, but it also has some new unique features to boost safety for travelers.  Physically, the NGP will be much different from older versions of passports in a variety of ways. Some […]
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  • Vaccination Requirements for Entry to U.S. by Air

    Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has information on vaccination requirements for entry to the U.S. by air. You can also read about crossing via land or ferry/boat, plus which vaccines are acceptable for Canadians and others, on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would […]
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  • USCIS Fiscal Year 2021 Agency Statistics

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released its preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2021 agency statistics and accomplishments. These preliminary statistics highlight the work accomplished by USCIS in FY 2021 to address processing delays and enact operational and policy changes. Processing Highlights USCIS continued flexibilities in response time to certain USCIS requests and notices.  237,000 employment-based Green Card applications were […]
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  • Update: Vaccination Requirements for Entry to U.S. by Land or Ferry

    Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has information on vaccination requirements for entry to the U.S. by land or ferry/boat (read about entry by air here). Learn more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • U.S. CDC Tells Americans to Avoid Travel to Canada

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised against travel to Canada because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The border is NOT closed! This is just a warning from the U.S. CDC. Keep an eye on our website and YouTube channel for the latest. Watch Rosanna’s video below for […]
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  • CDC Advising Against Travel to Canada Due to Rising COVID-19 Numbers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now placed Canada under a ‘Level 4 travel advisory’, the CDC’s most severe ranking. The CDC cites a high likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19 as the reasoning behind this move. Canada has been placed into the Level 4 category alongside 54 other nations that include […]
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  • USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has announced that it is extending the flexibilities initially announced on March 30th, 2020. These flexibilities are designed to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices […]
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  • Travel Restrictions on Multiple African Nations Have Been Rescinded

    President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation on December 28th revoking his previous Proclamation (Proclamation 10315) that placed travel bans on several African nations due to the widespread outbreak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The previous proclamation suspended the entry of certain noncitizens traveling as immigrants or nonimmigrants who were physically present in Botswana, Eswatini, […]
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  • DHS Waives Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

    The Secretary of State and Department of Homeland Security have recently announced a new policy authorizing consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants through December 31, 2022. This new authorization applies to temporary workers that are applying for the H-1B, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q […]
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