Changes to the Visa Waiver Program: DHS and DOS Implementation - Recording (.MP3)

Changes to the Visa Waiver Program: DHS and DOS Implementation - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded on 03/10/16
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 45 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2016-03-10-DL

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill into law. Included in the bill are significant amendments to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that prohibit nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria from using the program. In addition, individuals who have traveled to any of these four countries during the preceding five years, with limited exceptions, are prohibited from using the VWP.

Featured Topics

  • Changes in the VWP
  • Why Congress Made These Changes
  • How Is CBP Implementing the Changes?
  • What Is DOS Doing to Facilitate Implementation?
  • Transition Period for Implementation
  • Exceptions and Waivers to New VWP Ineligibility Grounds
  • Changes to the ESTA Website and Registration Process

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Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.
Andrew Stevenson (DL), AILA CBP Liaison Committee Co-chair, Seattle, WA
Andrew Stevenson is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. He focuses his practice on business immigration law, including professional employment and investor visas, corporate immigration compliance, DHS and DOL audits, solving admission problems at the U.S. border, and consular processing. He has also handled many waivers of inadmissibility, family-based immigration petitions, and other complex individual cases. Mr. Stevenson is the co-chair of AILA's national CBP Liaison Committee, and has earned certification as a specialist in immigration and nationality law from the State Bar of California.

Danielle M. Rizzo, AILA CBP Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Buffalo, NY
Danielle Rizzo is an attorney with the Law Offices of James D. Eiss in Buffalo, NY. She limits her practice to immigration law and focuses on employment-based immigration. She is a past Chair of the AILA Upstate NY Chapter and past Chair of the AILA national Publications Committee. She is currently serving vice chair of the AILA national CBP Liaison Committee.

Lynn Susser, Memphis, TN
Lynn Susser is the managing partner of Siskind Susser PC. As such she supervises a wide variety of casework ranging from employment-based visa work and family immigration matters to political asylum and naturalization. Her own clients include multi-national corporations, nurse-staffing agencies, IT companies, construction related businesses, and several manufacturers. She served two terms as chair of the AILA MidSouth Chapter and on the AILA Board of Governors. She currently serves on the national CBP Liaison Committee and is the AILA liaison to the Memphis USCIS District Office.

Gregory Chen, AILA Director of Advocacy, Washington, DC
Gregory Chen is director of advocacy for AILA. Prior to joining AILA in 2010, Mr. Chen worked for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. He came to Washington, D.C. after spending five years in San Francisco at Legal Services for Children representing children in immigration matters as well as child welfare, juvenile delinquency, and education law proceedings. He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School and clerked for the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Chen has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and is regularly quoted in major print media or on national news broadcasts.

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