Trump's Extreme Vetting for International Travelers and Immigrants

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Anhkiet Hoang

 

CBP is Deploying New Technology and “Extreme Vetting” for International Travelers and Immigrants

Over the last few months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has rolled out several new technology based initiatives and interrogation strategies to further secure the border and prevent individuals from overstaying their visas. International travelers and even permanent residents need to be aware of these changes so that their entry into the United States can go smoothly.

Immigration lawyer: Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Kathryn Karam

When we watch our favorite TV channels (take, for example, HGTV’s House Hunters International), we see happy folks making a decision to move to another country, and simply arriving there. The important decisions are what type of house to live in, what’s the best location, and how much do I have to pay for it? As we watch, few of us stop to ask if these people, who are often Americans, applied for the right visa, obtained an immigration lawyer, were vetted through security clearances, and if their purpose for being in this new country accords with their legal status. (When was the last time you asked yourself, Are they authorized to work in Costa Rica? Are they allowed to own a business in Mexico?)

DHS Announces Security Enhancements to ESTA

Posted on November 03, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced today that travelers seeking to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program will be required to provide additional information in order to improve security.

Chile Added to Visa Waiver Program

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

On February 28th, the U.S. Department of State announced that Chile would be added to the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, nationals of Chile may enter the United States without a visa, provided they meet the requirements of the Visa Waiver Program. The full announcement is available here.

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