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  • Northern Border Regional Commission Launches J-1 Visa Waiver Expansion Program

    On December 5, 2023, the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced its J-1 Visa Waiver Expansion Program. As part of its effort to provide rural and underserved areas in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont with adequate access to quality and affordable healthcare, this program aims to streamline the visa process for physicians trained […]
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  • Higgins’ “Make Nexus Work Act”

    Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY 26th District) was in Buffalo on Monday, January 30, 2023, to talk about his new bill proposal. The proposed bill is called the “Make NEXUS Work Act” and will allow individuals to attend virtual NEXUS interviews. Under Higgins’ bill people who are applying for NEXUS will be able to connect through […]
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  • Immigration Consequences of Being Sentenced to a Conditional Discharge in New York

    What is a Conditional Discharge? Under New York Penal Law section 65.05, a conditional discharge is a sentence that a judge can impose if they believe that neither a sentence of imprisonment nor one of periodic imprisonment or probation supervision is appropriate based on the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history, character, […]
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  • New York State Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, CBP warns New Yorkers still cannot cross Border with Marijuana

    On March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed by state lawmakers legalizing recreational marijuana in New York state.  New Yorkers can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of marijuana, while sales of recreational-use marijuana will not become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state draws up regulations.  New York became […]
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  • New York State’s Quarantine Rules for International Travelers

    On September 28, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 205.1 confirming the mandatory quarantine requirements for international travelers arriving in New York State.  What are the New York State quarantine requirements for international travelers? The order modifies Executive Order No. 205, which confirmed a 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in New York from any state with […]
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  • NY Attorney General to Sue Over New DHS Policy Suspending Trusted Traveler Programs for NY Residents

    On February 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in U.S. Customs and Border Protections’ (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP). The suspension follows the enactment of New York’s Green Light Law in December 2019. The next day, the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, […]
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