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B Visa: What is it? What can you do with it?

In general, when a citizen of a foreign country wishes to enter the United States, the foreign national must first obtain a visa. The visa allows a foreign national to travel to a U.S. port of entry and request permission of a U.S. immigration official to enter the United States. While Canadian Citizens are required to present a valid passport at the port of entry, they typically do not need a visa to enter the United States directly from Canada for the purposes of visiting or studying...

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New Ruling on Digital Searches for Travelers

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, U.S. District Judge Denise Casper in Boston ruled suspicionless searches of traveler’s electronic devices without a warrant is unconstitutional. Judge Casper held U.S. border agents need “reasonable suspicion” to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry...

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Electronic Device Searches: New CBP Policy Directive

On January 8, 2018, CBP issued Directive No. 3340-049A in order to provide guidance and standard operating procedures for searching, reviewing, retaining and sharing information contained in electronic devices. Among the numerous minor procedural changes, the Directive outlines a few major developments: CBP is no longer permitted to access information stored on the cloud. The […]

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CBP Launches Border Enforcement Statistics Webpage

The Department of Homeland Security has recently published a memo unveiling a webpage with a summary of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement actions related to inadmissibles, apprehensions, arrests of individuals with criminal convictions, and individuals who have been apprehended multiple times crossing the border illegally. CBP is the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency […]

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Pre-ordering a Paper I-94 and the Future Mobile App

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will shortly be rolling out a mobile app and revising the I-94 website so that individuals at land border crossings (not air and sea) will be able to pre-order a paper I-94 and pay a $6 fee online. The I-94 will be ready for the individual upon arrival, provided he […]

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Year-End Border Recap

Following an eventful summer, Berardi Immigration Law has continued to successfully present clients’ cases before Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry. Since September 1, our team has entered an impressive 64 border appearances, each of which was quickly approved. While most of these appearances involved TN and L-1 applications, […]

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Beyond the Border: A United States-Canada Joint Declaration

“Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness” is a joint initiative between the United States and Canada to enhance security and expedite trade and travel in order to benefit both nations. From the declaration by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper released on February 4, 2011: “The United States and […]

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How to Apply to Become a Member of the NEXUS Program

A NEXUS card is a border crossing card that offers expedited travel at the U.S. and Canadian Borders for pre-screened individuals. There are designated border ports, preclearance airports, and marine reporting locations where individuals with a NEXUS card may enter. Becoming a member of the NEXUS program reduces wait times at designated ports of entry through specific […]

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Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

With the school year quickly coming to a close, thousands of Americans and foreign nationals alike will begin booking their summer getaways. Whether you will be flying to a popular international destination like Britain or France, or perhaps visiting the U.S. from Canada or Mexico, CBP offers the Global Entry Program to help shorten U.S. […]

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