Tag Archives: U.S. Customs

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 […]

CBP Announces Use of Body-Worn Cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their decision to expend CBP’s camera review program, including the integration of new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints, vessel boarding and interdictions, training academics and outbound operations at U.S. Ports of Entry, as well as mobile camera options in vehicles. Our Los […]

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CBP Announces New Website for Nonimmigrant Travel History

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced a new feature for their online I-94 entry/exit system. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have happy with this new feature as it will allow for nonimmigrant U.S. visitors to access the arrival/departure record for any point within the past 5 years. Beginning May 1, 2014, CBP will now […]

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, […]

If an applicant wants a paper Form I-94 upon admission, is there a way to obtain one?

CBP Response: An arriving alien may request issuance of a paper Form I-94 when applying for admission at Customs. The alien will then be referred to Secondary Inspection to be issued a paper Form I-94. The alien may be delayed depending upon the workload in Secondary Inspection as Primary Inspection officers do not issue paper […]

Applicants are reporting glitches with the automated I-94 system

Examples include: inability of USCIS to verify I-94 issuance in connection with a benefit such as the issuance of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for someone who entered in April; inability to view a record of admission. CBP Response: The automated I-94 process was not initiated until May 2013. The alien discussed in the above […]

Are people in wheelchairs treated differently at CBP primary inspection?

CBP Response: CBP/LAX has designated booths for the inspection of persons with disabilities, to include those in wheelchairs. These individuals are still inspected in the same manner as all other applicants for admission. source: CBP/AILA Southern California Chapter Liaison Meeting September 24, 2013

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 […]