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CBP Updates Satisfactory Departure Process for Travelers Unable to Depart the Country due to COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) now allows travelers admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”)/ Electronic System for Travel Authorization (“ESTA”) to make Satisfactory Departure requests at some airports and other ports of entry. (more…)

Clarifying Muddied Waters: Making Sense of President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order

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Maria del Carmen Ramos

The Immigration Bulletin was created to help our clients adapt to constantly evolving immigration laws, regulations, and policies. To do so, we strive to provide clients access to the latest information. (more…)

Visa Waiver Program Participants Are Required to Have an e-Passport to Travel to the U.S.

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that travelers participating in the Visa Waiver Program to travel to the United States would be required to have an e-Passport by April 1, 2016. (more…)

EU Threatens to Revoke U.S. and Canada Visa Waivers

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Today, the European Commission met to discuss whether it should continue to allow U.S. and Canadian citizens the privilege of visiting the region without the necessity of a visa. The Commission asked governments and European Union lawmakers to provide recommendations by no later than July 12. (more…)

CBP Studies Use of Body-Worn Cameras in Certain Circumstances

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is expanding its camera review, including the possibility of integrating new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints, vessel boarding and interdictions, training academies, and outbound operations at ports of entry, as well as mobile camera options in vehicles. (more…)