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Your Driver’s License Is Still Valid For Domestic Air Travel, At Least For Now

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to phase in the requirements of the REAL ID Act, some domestic airline travelers may be prohibited from using their state-issued driver’s license or ID card in order to board...more

1/15/2018  /  Airlines , DHS , Driver's Licenses , REAL IDs , Travel

Hold That Call International Travelers: CBP Doubles Down on Airport Searches of Electronic Devices

Many international travelers express surprise when, after arriving at LAX, JFK or other US airports or land borders, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer directs them to hand over their smartphone, laptop or...more

420 in 3…2…1…

Breaking out the bubbly is a hallowed part of the New Year’s Eve tradition, but this year, as the clock strikes twelve and we look to usher in 2018; what you see and hear bubbling may be coming from a bong – and not from a...more

The Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty

Workplace immigration law has been the focal point of increased anxiety and uncertainty because of various changes proposed by Executive Order. Discussions have heated up considerably in the offices of human resources...more

International Travel Alert: Change In Policy Regarding Advance Parole Travel Document Applications

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has recently changed its policy regarding the adjudication of Advance Parole Travel Document applications (Form I-131). The Advance Parole Travel Document (“Advance Parole”) is a...more

8/24/2017  /  International Travel , Parole , USCIS , Visas

Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Temporary Travel and Refugee Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump reissued the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” with an effective date of March 16, 2017. The previous Executive Order 13769 of...more

President Trump’s Executive Order Prohibiting Entry of Certain Individuals to the United States

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that provided the following: - Suspends nonimmigrants (persons coming temporarily to the United States) from designated countries from entry to the United...more

It’s Here: H-4 Spouse Work Authorization is Now A Reality (For Some)

For some time now, H-1B workers and their families have been waiting for the government to announce that certain H-4 visa holders are eligible for work authorization. The long-awaited announcement came today, as US...more

Obama’s Reboot of U.S.-Cuba Relations: What Does It Mean?

Last Wednesday, President Obama announced the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuban relations in half a century, in effect beginning normalization to a relationship fractured by the pressures of the Cold War. Only baby steps...more

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