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CBP Highlights What to 'Know Before You Go' for Holiday Travel
(620 KB - 12/20/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers from Visa Waiver Program countries this holiday season that they should remember that they must apply for a new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) every two years, or if they have been issued a new passport. AILA Doc. No. 12122042.
CBP Offers Christmas Holiday Travel Reminder for Travelers
(616 KB - 12/19/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers planning trips across the border during the holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during this Christmas season. AILA Doc. No. 12121946.
CBP Revises Buffalo NEXUS Lane Hours at Rainbow & Lewiston Bridges
(677 KB - 12/18/2012)
CBP press release announcing that effective December 17, 2012, the Lewiston Bridge NEXUS lane for U.S. bound traffic is now available Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 am & the Rainbow Bridge NEXUS lane hours are now Monday through Friday 6 to 10 am & 8 to 10 am on weekends. AILA Doc. No. 1212847.
CBP Adds to Buffalo NEXUS Lane Hours at Rainbow & Lewiston Bridges
(176 KB - 12/10/2012)
CBP press release announcing that effective December 17, 2012, there will be an upcoming addition to NEXUS lane availability at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge for U.S. bound NEXUS traffic & a modification of NEXUS hours at the Rainbow Bridge in the Buffalo, NY region as well. AILA Doc. No. 12121029.
CBP Announces 100,000th NEXUS Card Issued in Buffalo/Niagara Region
(210 KB - 12/10/2012)
CBP press release announcing that more than 100,000 trusted travelers have been issued NEXUS cards in the Buffalo/Niagara region of New York. The NEXUS program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada. AILA Doc. No. 12121027.
Canada Launches FAST Pilot Program to Improve Service for Trusted Traders
(531 KB - 12/10/2012)
Canada Border Services Agency press release announcing launch of the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) pilot program which is an important step to manage risk at border by facilitating the lawful flow of pre-approved and low-risk traders traveling to and from the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12121069.
CBP & Canada Co-Host 'Beyond the Border' Stakeholder Meetings
(611 KB - 11/30/2012)
CBP press release about CBP and Canada Border Services joint stakeholder meetings to discuss the U.S.-Canada “Beyond the Border Action Plan” regarding trade and commercial cross-border travel between the countries. AILA Doc. No. 12113048.
CBP Global Entry Traveler Program Surpasses 75,000 Users
(615 KB - 11/29/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the CBP Global Entry program, which is a voluntary expedited clearance program that allows pre-approved, low-risk international travelers the ability to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process, recently surpassed 75,000 user sessions. AILA Doc. No. 12112950.
CBP Advises SENTRI Members of Possible Delays at Southern California Border Crossing
(607 KB - 11/28/2012)
CBP press release advising travelers of the potential for longer than 15-minute wait times through the vehicle SENTRI lanes at the San Ysidro, California port of entry due to construction expected to continue through April 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12112846.
CBP Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program Arrives at BWI Airport
(617 KB - 11/20/2012)
CBP press release announcing the launch of the Global Entry program at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) allowing trusted travelers to speed their processing upon international arrival. AILA Doc. No. 12112042.
CBP Extends SENTRI Lane Hours for Calexico, California Port of Entry
(606 KB - 11/20/2012)
CBP press release announcing that as of Thursday, November 15, 2012, the SENTRI lane at Calexico, California port will open one hour earlier every day, with new hours from 4:00 am to midnight Sunday through Thursday & lanes remaining open until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday. AILA Doc. No. 12112040.
CBP Travel Reminder for Veterans Day Travelers
(622 KB - 11/6/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers planning trips across the U.S.-Canada border into Idaho or Montana to anticipate holiday traffic during the observance of Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States on November 11 and 12, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12110642.
Australia Extends SmartGate Program to U.S. Global Entry Members
(649 KB - 11/2/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service announced that U.S. Global Entry members will be able to use Australia’s automated border processing system, SmartGate, on a trial basis. AILA Doc. No. 12110262.
CBP Open for Business Following Hurricane Sandy
(693 KB - 11/2/2012)
CBP press release announcing that agency operations on-site at the major airports and facilities are ready to serve the traveling public and trade community as airports and seaports resume operations. AILA Doc. No. 12110261.
CBP Resumes Operations in New England & Mid-Atlantic Regions
(616 KB - 10/31/2012)
CBP press release announcing that most normal CBP operations have resumed in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions after Hurricane Sandy, although operations in the New York region continue to remain suspended. AILA Doc. No. 12103162.
CBP Guidance for Travelers Returning from 2012 Hajj Pilgrimage
(609 KB - 10/29/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers returning from the Hajj pilgrimage to declare all agricultural items from their baggage. Restricted items include meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, soil, and products made from animal or plant materials. AILA Doc. No. 12102945.
CBP Organizational Chart and HQ Contact Information (Updated 10/23/12)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) organizational chart, including CBP Headquarters contact information. AILA Doc. No. 12020164.
CBP Extends Weekend SENTRI Hours for San Luis, Arizona Port of Entry
(607 KB - 10/16/2012)
CBP press release announcing extension of San Luis, Arizona port’s SENTRI lane operational hours from 6:00 am to midnight, Friday through Sunday. Operational hours from Monday through Thursday will remain unchanged as 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. AILA Doc. No. 12101644.
CBP Announces New Hours of Operation for Two Border Crossings in New York
(606 KB - 10/15/2012)
CBP press release announcing changes in the hours of operation for the Churubusco and Cannons Corners border crossings in New York. Effective November 1, 2012, the new hours of operation at the aforementioned facilities will be 8:00 am to 4:00 pm until April 30, 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12101549.
U.S. & Canada Announce Pilot Program to Enhance Border Security
(617 KB - 10/1/2012)
CBP press release announcing that effective September 30, 2012, DHS and Canadian Border Services Agency will begin the Phase I pilot of the Entry/Exit program as outlined in the Beyond the Border Action Plan. AILA Doc. No. 12100140.
CBP on Continuing Delays with I-94 Data Entry
(587 KB - 9/19/2012)
CBP press release alerting travelers that it continues to experience delays in processing foreign visitors’ travel information into the I-94 database. AILA Doc. No. 12091930.
Joint Global Entry & TSA PreCheck Information Opens at Dulles International Airport
(598 KB - 9/17/2012)
CBP press release announcing that CBP and TSA have opened a temporary joint information center at Washington Dulles International Airport where travelers can learn about TSA PreCheck and also begin the application process for CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. AILA Doc. No. 12091756.
Global Entry Program Surpasses 250,000 User Sessions at Dulles Airport
(696 KB - 9/13/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Global Entry program, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative to speed pre-approved trusted travelers through international arrivals processing, surpassed 250,000 user sessions at Washington Dulles International Airport. AILA Doc. No. 12091352.
CBP Opens New POV Lanes At San Luis, Arizona Land Port Of Entry
(624 KB - 9/7/2012)
CBP press release announcing that CBP, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and City of San Luis, Arizona celebrated the construction of two additional northbound lanes for privately owned vehicles traveling into the U.S. at the San Luis I Land Port of Entry. AILA Doc. No. 12090753.
Global Entry Expands to San Antonio International Airport
(575 KB - 9/7/2012)
CBP press release announcing that San Antonio International Airport unveiled new Global Entry kiosks at the international arrivals area of San Antonio International Airport on 8/29/12 becoming the newest of 28 airports nationwide with Global Entry technology. AILA Doc. No. 12090741.
CBP Update on El Paso Port Of Entry Ready Lanes
(750 KB - 9/5/2012)
CBP press release announcing a series of improvements to the Paso Del Norte (PDN) international crossing at the El Paso port of entry designed to better delineate Ready Lanes at the facility. AILA Doc. No. 12090548.
CBP Discontinues Stamps on I-20 Form
(709 KB - 9/5/2012)
CBP press release announcing that as of 8/10/12, CBP will no longer provide admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars (traveling with F, M, and J visas) seeking admission to the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12090543.
CBP Opens Global Entry Enrollment Center at Phoenix Airport
(620 KB - 8/21/2012)
CBP press release announcing that travelers who have applied for the Global Entry program can now complete their interview at a new enrollment center at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport effective 8/14/12. AILA Doc. No. 12082144.
Groups of Travelers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications
(820 KB - 8/10/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) web application has been updated to allow for multiple applications to be submitted and paid for in one transaction. The new online application will be available 8/15/12. AILA Doc. No. 12081061.
CBP Travel Update on I-94 Data Entry Notice
(563 KB - 8/8/2012)
CBP travel update notifying visitors that CBP is in the process of automating traveler arrival records (Form I-94), which will result in delays in entering traveler’s information into the I-94 database. AILA Doc. No. 12080841.
CBP Launches Border Radio Pilot Program in Arizona
(620 KB - 8/3/2012)
CBP press release announcing the installation of a pilot radio broadcast system for the Port of San Luis, Arizona which is aimed to better inform the traveling public with important border-crossing information. AILA Doc. No. 12080342.
Global Entry Expands to San Diego Airport
(976 KB - 8/1/2012)
CBP press release announcing that San Diego County Regional Airport Authority unveiled new Global Entry kiosks at the international arrivals area of the San Diego International Airport on 7/31/12 becoming the newest of 27 airports nationwide with Global Entry technology. AILA Doc. No. 12080161.
Global Entry Expands to Two Airports in Ireland
(611 KB - 7/26/2012)
CBP press release announcing that kiosks are now available in CBP preclearance facilities at Ireland’s Shannon and Dublin airports which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12072653.
U.S. & Canada Launch New Technology to Track Wait Times in Niagara Region
(607 KB - 7/18/2012)
CBP press release announcing the installation of new technology at the Peace & Queenston-Lewiston Bridges to facilitate the flow of travel between the two countries which will transmit electronically and will provide travelers with near real-time delay information. AILA Doc. No. 12071860.
CBP Launches Border Radio Pilot Program
(748 KB - 7/17/2012)
CBP press release announcing the installation of a pilot AM radio broadcast system which is aimed to better inform the border crossing public. AILA Doc. No. 12071742.
CBP Opens New Port of Entry at Maida, North Dakota
(791 KB - 7/13/2012)
CBP press release announcing opening of new land border port of entry at Maida, North Dakota funded as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 & replaces the previous outdated facility to facilitate the flow of legal travel & trade along the Northern border. AILA Doc. No. 12071352.
Residency Rule Amended for Canadian NEXUS Applicants
(776 KB - 7/11/2012)
CBP press release announcing that effective on 7/11/12, the Canada Border Services Agency lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian citizens to apply to NEXUS where members can expedite their travel across the border at designated air, land & marine locations. AILA Doc. No. 12071145.
CBP FOIA Fact Sheet
(597 KB - 7/10/2012)
CBP fact sheet offering CBP FOIA contact information and explaining the types of records that can be provided by CBP under the FOIA. Also listed are commonly requested documents that are available via other government agencies. AILA Doc. No. 12071051.
CBP Announces Travel Advisory for Holiday Weekend
(734 KB - 6/29/2012)
CBP press release reminding both Americans and Canadians planning trips across the border into the United States during the Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. AILA Doc. No. 12062960.
Global Entry Program Expands to All Major Airports in Canada
(812 KB - 6/25/2012)
CBP press release announcing that all eight preclearance airports in Canada now have Global Entry kiosks which allow pre-approved, low-risk travelers the ability to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process and use automated kiosks to expedite their entry into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12062549.
CBP Announces Road Closure at Peace Arch Port of Entry
(733 KB - 6/8/2012)
CBP press release announcing the closures of all vehicular traffic through the Peace Arch Port of Entry in Blaine, Washington on 6/10/12 between the hours of 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. AILA Doc. No. 12060845.
CBP Opens New Port of Entry at Scobey, Montana
(608 KB - 6/6/2012)
CBP press release announcing opening of new land border port of entry at Scobey, Montana funded as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 and replaces the previous outdated facility to facilitate the flow of legal travel and trade along the Northern border. AILA Doc. No. 12060643.
CBP Reminds Summer Travelers to ‘Know Before You Go’
(1267 KB - 5/24/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers with increasing passenger volumes in travel, there are things returning U.S. citizens or residents & international visitors can do to help speed their processing, including information on trusted traveler programs & visa waiver visitors. AILA Doc. No. 12052445.
CBP Advises Early Travel for Memorial Day
(779 KB - 5/24/2012)
CBP press release announcing the early opening of additional inspectional lanes into the United States from several ports of entry for travelers during the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, beginning on 5/26/12. AILA Doc. No. 12052443.
CBP Opens NEXUS Lane at Sumas, Washington Port of Entry
(757 KB - 5/23/2012)
CBP press release announcing the expansion of the NEXUS program to the Sumas, Washington port of entry, effective 5/25/12. The NEXUS program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers expedited processing across U.S.-Canada border at designated air, land & marine locations. AILA Doc. No. 12052342.
CBP Announces Reopening of Texas Ferry Crossing
(694 KB - 5/21/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Los Ebanos International Ferry crossing in Texas resumed operations on May 17, 2012 and CBP officers are on site to process international travelers returning from Mexico. AILA Doc. No. 12052161.
CBP Announces Expanded Nexus Hours at Washington Port of Entry
(731 KB - 5/17/2012)
CBP press release expanding the NEXUS hours of operation at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry on Washington State Highway 543, beginning on 5/18/12. The dedicated commuter lane will open beginning at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily for vehicular traffic into the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12051754.
CBP Announces Opening of Montana Border Port of Entry
(900 KB - 5/16/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Port of Chief Mountain, Montana re-opens for the season on 5/15/12 which connects travelers to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Alberta from Glacier National Park in Montana. AILA Doc. No. 12051640.
CBP Advises Travelers on Busy Border Traffic in Vermont
(1455 KB - 5/11/2012)
CBP press release reminding travelers throughout Vermont & New Hampshire to make sure they have the proper documents, and to plan for a possible increase in traffic over the Victoria Day (May 18-21) and Memorial Day (May 25-28) weekends at border crossings. AILA Doc. No. 12051146.
CBP Announces New ‘Ready Lane’ at Washington Port of Entry
(762 KB - 5/11/2012)
CBP press release on a new initiative to expedite the entry of travelers possessing Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Radio Frequency Identification technology-enabled travel documents at the Lynden, Washington port of entry. AILA Doc. No. 12051145.
CBP Reminds Travelers About Documents at Border Park
(832 KB - 5/8/2012)
CBP press release reminding U.S. citizens, traveling to the International Peace Garden from within the United States, they are not required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document when exiting the park into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12050842.
CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Port of Entry in New York
(690 KB - 5/3/2012)
CBP press release announcing the opening of the Cape Vincent port of entry in New York. Cape Vincent is a seasonal port and will be open from 5/1/12 until 10/31/12 and its hours of operation are from 8 am until 8 pm. AILA Doc. No. 12050350.
CBP Announces Extended Summer Hours at Minnesota Border Crossing
(710 KB - 5/2/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the inspection station at Crane Lake, Minnesota will extend the hours of operation in accordance with the summer tourist season beginning on 5/12/12. AILA Doc. No. 12050244.
CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Ely, Minnesota
(729 KB - 5/1/2012)
CBP press release announcing to the public that the inspection station at Ely, Minnesota will open for the summer tourist season beginning on May 26, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12050140.
CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Grand Marais
(742 KB - 5/1/2012)
CBP press release announcing the public that the inspection station at Grand Marais, Minnesota will open for the summer tourist season beginning on May 26, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12050141.
Global Entry Program Expands to Raleigh-Durham International Airport
(795 KB - 4/27/2012)
CBP press release announcing that Raleigh-Durham International Airport has joined the Global Entry program which is offered to low-risk international travelers to help expedite their process when entering the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12042744.
CBP Announces Lane Changes at Arizona Port of Entry
(646 KB - 4/25/2012)
CBP press release announcing the move to new passenger-vehicle and commercial primary lanes at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Arizona beginning on 4/29/12. AILA Doc. No. 12042547.
CBP Announces Summer Hours for NY Border Crossings
(817 KB - 4/24/2012)
CBP press release announcing a change in summer operating hours for the Churubusco & Cannons Corners border crossing locations. Effective 5/1/12, the new hours of operation will be from 8:00 am to midnight. These new hours will remain in effect until 10/31/12. AILA Doc. No. 12042444.
CBP Testing New Ways to Decrease Border Wait Times
(812 KB - 4/18/2012)
CBP press release on CBP Office of Field Operations piloting a test project to bring vehicles to the inspection booths in less time to reduce overall wait times at the International Bridge in Michigan. AILA Doc. No. 12041851.
CBP Partners with American Airlines for Global Entry Program at Miami Airport
(385 KB - 4/13/2012)
CBP press release announcing program with TSA and American Airlines to inform the public about their respective expedited screening initiatives at Miami International Airport and provide travelers with informational material about Global Entry. AILA Doc. No. 12041361.
CBP Global Entry Surpasses 2,000,000 User Sessions
(972 KB - 4/12/2012)
CBP press release announcing that the Global Entry program surpassed 200,000 user sessions at Washington-Dulles International Airport. Trusted travelers have processed their arrivals 2,147,670 times at 165 self-help kiosks located in 31 airports around the country. AILA Doc. No. 12041240.
CBP Breaks Ground on South Texas Border Intelligence Center
(435 KB - 4/12/2012)
CBP press release announcing the ground-breaking ceremony for the South Texas Border Intelligence Center, a facility designed to intensify and integrate intelligence gathering and sharing activity among law enforcement agencies across South Texas. AILA Doc. No. 12041260.
CBP Trusted Traveler Program Offers New Global Entry Enrollment Centers
(984 KB - 4/6/2012)
CBP press release announcing that people can register for the Global Entry program at new local enrollment centers in Pembina, North Dakota and International Falls, Minnesota. AILA Doc. No. 12040651.
Detroit CBP Issues Travel Advisory for Easter Weekend
(844 KB - 4/5/2012)
CBP Detroit field office press release on cross-border travelers being in compliance with Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which says that all travelers, including U.S. & Canadian citizens, entering the U.S. via land & sea, need to present an approved travel document. AILA Doc. No. 12040551.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Begins Global Entry Program
(900 KB - 4/2/2012)
CBP press release announcing that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has joined the Global Entry program which is offered to low-risk international travelers to help expedite their process when entering the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12040242.
CBP Press Release on Expansion of Filing Joint Customs Declarations
(785 KB - 3/27/2012)
CBP press release from 3/27/12 on the expansion of definition of the term “members of a family residing in one household” to include domestic relationships, which would allow more U.S. returning residents to file a joint customs declaration. AILA Doc. No. 12032711.
Global Entry Expands to Charlotte-Douglas Airport
(481 KB - 3/19/2012)
CBP press release announcing the expansion of the Global Entry program to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Global Entry members are processed in seconds using biometric identification and do not wait in line with other passengers for entry processing by CBP. AILA Doc. No. 12031936.
CBP Reminds Travelers to 'Know Before You Go'
(962 KB - 3/7/2012)
CBP press release on the rules and regulations relating to international travel. Additionally, the US Department of State will be holding "Passport Day in the USA" on March 10 at regional passport agencies nationwide. AILA Doc. No. 12030760.
Global Entry Program Expands to Four More US Airports
(406 KB - 3/5/2012)
CBP press release announcing the initial expansion of the Global Entry program to four additional airports: Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Denver International Airport, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. AILA Doc. No. 12030572.
CBP Co-Hosts 'Beyond the Border' Meetings with Canadian Government
(505 KB - 3/1/2012)
CBP press release about joint stakeholder meetings with Canadian government officials to discuss the “Beyond the Border” agreement forged by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper aimed at strengthening and expediting trade and travel between our countries. AILA Doc. No. 12030162.
CBP Announces Extension of NEXUS Lane Hours at Alexandria Bay Port of Entry
(462 KB - 2/24/2012)
CBP press release announcing amended operating hours for the dedicated NEXUS lane at the Alexandria Bay, NY port of entry. From 3/1/12, the new hours of operation for the NEXUS lane will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday & Sunday. AILA Doc. No. 12022449.
CBP Teleconference on Automation of Form I-94
(90 KB - 2/13/2012)
CBP invitation for a 2/16/12 stakeholder teleconference to discuss the automation of Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) and potential impacts on state/local benefit-granting agencies and employers. RSVP information included. AILA Doc. No. 12021364.
CBP Launches Border Pilot Radio Program
(463 KB - 2/13/2012)
CBP press release announcing the installation of a pilot AM radio broadcast system aimed at better informing the border crossing public at two ports of entry on the southwest border at El Paso and Laredo, Texas. AILA Doc. No. 12021344.
CBP Designates Kootenai Tribe’s Enhanced Tribal Card as Acceptable Travel Document
(19 KB - 2/9/2012)
CBP press release announcing the publication of a notice in the Federal Register designating the Kootenai Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) as a travel document acceptable for entering into the United States through a land or sea port of entry. AILA Doc. No. 12020965.
Secretary Napolitano Announces Permanent Global Entry Program
(483 KB - 2/6/2012)
CBP press release on Sec. Napolitano’s designation of Global Entry, which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers to streamline international arrivals & admissions at airports for some travelers through biometric identification—as a permanent program. AILA Doc. No. 12020647.
CBP Offers Pedestrian Ready Lane at Otay Mesa’s Port of Entry
(20 KB - 2/6/2012)
CBP press release announcing a pilot pedestrian Ready Lane at the Otay Mesa port of entry on 2/23/12 which will allow any traveler with an approved document that has Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology the use of the Ready Lane for a faster border crossing. AILA Doc. No. 12020665.
CBP Announces that Russian Citizens Can Travel to Guam Visa-Free
(19 KB - 1/30/2012)
CBP press release announcing a decision that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to exercise discretionary parole authority on a case-by-case basis to permit Russian nationals to travel to Guam visa-free. AILA Doc. No. 12013064.
CBP Standards for Accepting L-1 Petitions for Canadians under NAFTA
(253 KB - 1/11/2012)
CBP standards for accepting L-1 petitions for Canadians under NAFTA. The standards discuss the burden of proof, package completeness, review of the petition, and submission to USCIS by CBP, including the ability to send prepaid mailers to CBP for delivery to USCIS. AILA Doc. No. 12011168.
CBP Statement on U.S. Entry Documents
(212 KB - 1/4/2012)
CBP statement listing the approved documents for entry into the U.S. CBP also denies the report of a traveler being granted admission with only a scanned image of the passport on an iPad. AILA Doc. No. 12010462.
Commissioner Bersin Departs CBP
(34 KB - 1/3/2012)
CBP announcement on Commissioner Bersin's departure, effective 12/30/11. David Aguilar will serve as Acting Commissioner, and Thomas Winowski will serve as the Chief Operating Officer. AILA Doc. No. 12010366.
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