Tag Archives: customs and border patrol

U.S. Customs to Begin Biometric Entry/Exit Testing

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin testing new biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian U.S.-Mexico border crossing this week to enhance identifying certain non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the United States. U.S. Customs uses biometric technology, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris images in […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Ysidro, California Facility Facts

One of the ways that our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay on top of important immigration matters is by attending events held by the U.S. Government. Last week one of our immigration lawyers attended a tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at San Ysidro, California, which borders Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. […]

CBP’s Exercise of Discretion v. Prosecutorial Discretion

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a policy to use discretion where appropriate and in keeping the CBP strategy of risk management and focusing CBP’s resources on those cases that pose the greatest risk. Each applicant for admission to the United States is evaluated on a case by case basis and the decision is […]

CBP Short-Term Detention Conditions Survey!

Los Angeles based Immigration attorney’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa, has learned of a survey being conducted by the Legal Action Center of the American Immigration Council. The survey is interested in anyone experience in the short-term CBP detention along the U.S.-Mexico border. If you or anyone you know have complained of mistreatment including abuse, […]

Are people with passports from different countries required to disclose that fact to a CBP officer?

CBP Response: When an applicant for admission is asked if she/he holds passports from more than one country or if she/he is a national of more than one country, the applicant should answer truthfully. source: CBP/AILA Southern California Chapter Liaison Meeting September 24, 2013

Are Canadians treated differently at inspection as opposed to people from other countries?

CBP Response:  A Citizen of Canada arriving at LAX is inspected in the same manner as any other arriving alien. While exempt from most nonimmigrant visa requirements, a citizen of Canada is still required to meet the same burden of proof as any other alien and to establish his/her admissibility to the satisfaction of the […]

CBP’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy and the Exercise of Discretion

Zero Tolerance Policy and the Exercise of Discretion On March 22, 2002 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) instituted a “Zero Tolerance Policy” to its employees in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) directing them to perform their duties in full compliance with law, regulations, and CBP policy and procedures. The tone of the […]