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U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico Border Closures Extended

The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of restrictions along the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Restrictions to non-essential travel, including tourism and recreational travel, were initially implemented March 21, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on May 19, 2020, Acting DHS Secretary Wolf said, “Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration … Continue Reading

Covid-19 Immigration Update: CBP extends the closure of certain enrollment centers for the Trusted Traveler Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on April 22, 2020 that it will extend the temporary closure of the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) through June 1, 2020, with extended closures possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Due to the suspension of the TTP, CBP will close all of the following enrollment centers: Global Entry, … Continue Reading

Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Enforcement of January 27, 2017 Executive Order; Agencies Cooperating

On February 3, 2017,  U.S. District Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) halting the enforcement of the Executive Order (“EO”) “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” signed by President Trump on January 27th, … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Post-Election Immigration Update

On November 10, 2016, Laura Foote Reiff, Bob Maples, and Rebecca Schechter presented an Immigration Post-Election Update webinar highlighting some of the anticipated key changes to U.S. immigration policy (click here to listen to the webinar).  President-elect Donald Trump will likely begin the change on current U.S. immigration policy as soon as he takes office.  … Continue Reading

Global Entry Program Expanded to UK Citizens

On November 3, 2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and UK Border Force officials announced the expansion of the Global Entry program to UK citizens.  The announcement was made at the World Travel Market in London by CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, along with U.S. Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun and Director General Sir … Continue Reading
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