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Approval Period for I-192 Waivers increased to Five Years

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced that beginning around January 2017, it will approve both initial and repeat I-192 waivers for a five-year period. CBP is working to reduce the backlog at the Admissibility Review Office (ARO) and to increase overall efficiency. The ARO is the office responsible for adjudicating all nonimmigrant waivers. The […]

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Holiday Border Crossing Tips

With Christmas only a few days away, thousands of people will be flocking across the U.S./Canadian border for the holidays. It might be to spend time with family or even just to do a little holiday shopping. Whatever the case may be, here are some tips to help you make your border crossing a little […]

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How will a government shutdown impact immigration to the U.S.?

On October 1, 2013, absent Congress passing a resolution to continue appropriations provided under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, all but “essential” government workers will be furloughed and not allowed to work. So how will a government shutdown impact immigration to the U.S.? While there is still enough time for Congress to prevent a […]

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Beyond the Border Program Enters Phase 2

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released an updated notice regarding the Beyond the Border (BTB) Entry/Exit Program with Canada. The BTB program was created to expand CBP’s mission of protecting the U.S. borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.   The BTB program is divided into three phases: […]

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Possible New "Toll" Fee for U.S. Border Crossings

Recent talks of the U.S. government’s interest in imposing a fee on passenger vehicles and pedestrians crossing the Canadian and Mexican land borders has generated heated discussions. The latest budget request by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought funds to study the cost of collecting a new “toll” from people walking and driving into […]

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Possible New "Toll" Fee for U.S. Border Crossings

Recent talks of the U.S. government’s interest in imposing a fee on passenger vehicles and pedestrians crossing the Canadian and Mexican land borders has generated heated discussions. The latest budget request by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought funds to study the cost of collecting a new “toll” from people walking and driving into […]

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If you ever enter the U.S. – you should read this!

CBP Moving Away from Paper I-94 Cards to Electronic Records CBP has announced that they will be moving away from issuing paper I-94 cards and will transition to a fully electronic and automated process to collect the arrival/departure information. Following 9/11, most biographic information on passengers is already collected in advance through CBP’s Advance Passenger […]

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Year End Review of the TN Category

As 2012 is coming to an end, Berardi Immigration Law is taking a look at past TN blogs and videos and re-posting some of our “favorites” that we believe will help guide you in the TN process. Basic overview of the TN category: The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) makes temporary employment in the U.S. […]

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Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we at Berardi Immigration Law would like to take the time and show our gratitude to our clients who entrusted us with their immigration needs over the years.  We strive to present all our client’s with their best options and then to fully prepare and help them through their immigration process.  […]

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New CBP/USCIS Inspection Procedures for Trucks Crossing Peace Bridge

On Monday, October 8, 2012, it was announced that Canada and the United State have entered into a preliminary agreement that would allow Buffalo bound trucks preclearance in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.  This new initiative which seeks to improve traffic flow across the Peace Bridge would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs […]

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