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  • What You Need to Know About the CBP’s DNA Collection Program

    The CBP is collecting DNA from some nonimmigrant visa holders. What does this mean for you? Watch the video below to find out – and you might be interested in our previous blog post, When Will USCIS Reuse Biometrics. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from […]
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Commuter Green Cards

    If you hold a standard green card in the U.S., you are required to maintain permanent residency status in the U.S. So, the common question remains: what do I do if I’d like to work in the U.S. and commute from my home in Canada or Mexico? Thanks to the birth of the commuter green […]
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  • Canadian Visitors Interested in Extending Their Stay in the United States

    Some Canadian visitors may be unaware that they could be permitted to extend their stay in the United States beyond the initially authorized six-month period. We, at Berardi Immigration Law, have some important tips to keep in mind! When a Canadian visitor applies for entry to the United States, they’re typically admitted as a B-2 […]
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  • CBP Announces NEXUS/FAST Enrollment Centers are Reopening

    NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the United States will reopen April 19, 2022, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Beginning April 5, applicants who are conditionally approved may schedule interviews at U.S. NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the U.S. through the Trusted Traveler Portal (https://ttp.dhs.gov/). In Canada NEXUS and […]
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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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  • Top 10 Travel Tips Recommended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    With Christmas just a couple of days away, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released some tips that travelers should heed to ensure smooth travel as wait times at Ports of Entry and airports will surely be increased during this busy holiday season. Prepare your documents Possess a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative document such […]
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  • U.S. NEXUS Enrollment Centers Open Nov. 29

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that the NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the United States will reopen on November 29, 2021. It should be noted, however, that the NEXUS and FAST enrollment centers in Canada will continue to be closed until further notice. Starting today, conditionally approved applicants may […]
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  • Guidance for Lawful Permanent Residents having issues returning to the U.S. due to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented and deterred many individuals from traveling, including U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). As such, many LPRs who traveled abroad before last March may find that their status as a LPR has expired or that they have “abandoned” their residency from being out of the U.S. for too long. This has […]
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  • DHS Expresses Support for Equal Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine for Undocumented Foreign Nationals

    On February 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release expressing its support for equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for all individuals, regardless of their immigration status. DHS provided: “It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States […]
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  • Things to Consider when Attending Interviews with USCIS in the wake of COVID-19

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has presented several challenges for applicants seeking to enter U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices for interviews. For instance, it has become a norm for USCIS to reschedule interviews if any party physically present at an interview states they have traveled outside the U.S. in the last 14 days. […]
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