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Department of Homeland Security Suspends New Enrollment/Re-Enrollment in CBP Trusted Traveler Programs for New York Residents

In an act of pure political retaliation, today the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will no longer accept new enrollments or re-enrollments of New York state residents in CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs (including NEXUS, SENTRI, and Global Entry), effective immediately. The move was in response to New York’s recently enacted sanctuary policies, particularly[…]

Paperless I-94? What You Need to Know!

On March 21, 2013, the Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) announced that it submitted a new rule to the Federal Register that all Forms I-94 will become automated. Please see below the CBP press release copied from their website for ease of reference. What is Form I-94? The I-94 Form is the record of Arrival[…]

DHS, CBP Remind Travelers ESTA Fee to Begin

Copied from the CBP website: Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds Visa Waiver Program travelers the $14 fee for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization applications will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8.A fee of $4 will recover the costs incurred by CBP of providing and administering the ESTA system and is in addition to[…]