Put this in your pipe and smoke it – U.S. Customs and Border Protection answers questions about Canadian cannabis users and investors seeking entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection held a press conference today to explain its position on the admissibility of Canadians who use cannabis after it becomes legal for recreational use in Canada. According to CBP, its enforcement policies will not change in response to this change in Canadian law. As to investments in Canadian marijuana enterprises,… Read More

Border Security America’s Front Line – Season 1, Episode 2

If a CBP officer determines that a Canadian applying for admission to the U.S. is not “clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted” then she may be returned to Canada pending a removal proceeding. Alternatively, CBP officers have discretion to allow withdrawal of an application for admission to the U.S. Read More

What can CBP see? Brief Notes and Comments on DHS Border Crossing Information (BCI) System of Records – 81 FR 89957

On December 13, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published notice in the Federal Register regarding updates to its Border Crossing Information (“BCI”) System of Records, as required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a). Comments may be submitted until January 12, 2017. Brief note on what Customs and Border Protection can… Read More

A brief history of fee increases for Canadians seeking I-192 waivers

The fee increases for Canadians filing Form I-192 seeking a non-immigrant waiver are summarized in the chart below. Note that the “Comments” column refers to the total comments submitted in response to the proposed rule, not comments specifically targeted to Form I-192. For anyone interested in researching the regulatory history of INS/USCIS fee increases (as… Read More