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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, […]

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Policies Concerning the Exercise of Discretion by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Admission to the United States by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) On September 3, 2008, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued guidelines providing for the exercise of discretionary authority in the enforcement of immigration laws across the country. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance and direction in order to […]

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 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 […]