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  • Modernizing NEXUS AIR Processing at Canadian Airports

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) just recently announced it will be modernizing the way NEXUS members are processed at Canadian airports. The existing NEXUS kiosks that use iris recognition technology will be replaced with new, modernized NEXUS kiosks that use facial verification technology. This new process will first launch in fall 2019 at Vancouver […]

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  • Berardi Services at the Peace Bridge

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) encourages first time TN and L1 applicants to go to one designated ports of entry where applicants will receive optimized processing. There are fourteen total ports designated for optimized processing. This includes the Peace Bridge...

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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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  • New CBP Webpage Offers Access to I-94 Travel Records

    On May 1, 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new webpage that offers foreign visitors to the U.S. not only access to their most current I-94 arrival/departure record but also to their U.S. travel history going back five years from the request date. The I-94 card look-up and the travel history function can both […]

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  • Government Approves Thousands of New Border Agents

    United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced a plan to increase the number of border agents. In fact, several million dollars have been added to the 2014 fiscal budget that will result in the hiring of more than 2,000 additional border agents nationwide. This change is part of a long-standing push to increase […]

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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers are Dedicated to Keeping Us Safe

    Frequently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is thought of as the authority that just allows people to enter the U.S. and depart upon the conclusion of their authorized stay. While the screening of nearly one million people for entry every day is one of their key functions, many people are unaware of the other vital […]

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  • Taking a Closer Look at Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas

    The Department of State has jurisdiction over the issuance of both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. While most people are familiar with what the visa looks like, many don’t really understand the information it contains. The Department of State has a nice graphic on its website that is intended to show people how to read and […]

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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 do arrests, convictions or cautions impact U.S. visa eligibility?

    When preparing for your U.S. visa interview abroad, there are a number of key questions that you should ask yourself well in advance of your anticipated interview date.  Arrests, convictions or cautions impact U.S. visa eligibility: Have you ever been arrested, convicted, or cautioned for a crime anywhere in the world, including drunk driving or […]

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  • Humanitarian Parole may be available when in urgent need to enter the U.S.

    This month, Attorney Jennifer Behm assisted a client with a Humanitarian Parole request.  Humanitarian Parole enables an otherwise inadmissible individual to enter the U.S. temporarily due to a compelling emergency.  In this case, our client was a Canadian citizen who had a minor son with an extremely rare medical condition.  His son had a crucial […]

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