Pointers for Success at Ports of Entry on the Northern Border - Recording (.MP3)

Pointers for Success at Ports of Entry on the Northern Border - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 02/13/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-02-13-DL

Travel from Canada to the United States has become increasingly difficult. CBP is pushing back at every step of the process. Ports of entry that were typically friendly to lawyers before the election are changing their attitudes. Our panel of experts will discuss best practices to prepare your business client for a successful admission.

Featured Topics

  • Preparing Your Client for the CBP Interview
  • TN and L Checklists Provided by CBP: Are They Still Helpful?
  • Direct Filing Individual Canadian Ls at the Port of Entry: Is It Still a Good Idea?
  • Making Your Blanket L and TN Application Packets More Easily Approvable
  • How Much Documentation Does a Canadian Business Visitor Need in the Current Climate?
  • Applying for Admission at an Airport or a Land Port of Entry: Which Is the Better Option for Your Client?

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Danielle M. Rizzo (DL), AILA CBP Liaison Committee Chair, Buffalo, NY
Danielle Rizzo is senior counsel at Harris Beach, PLLC in Buffalo, NY. She limits her practice to immigration law and focuses on employment-based immigration. Ms. Rizzo is currently serving as Chair of AILA's national CBP Liaison Committee, and is a past Chair of the AILA Upstate NY Chapter and of the AILA national Publications Committee.

Reginald A. Pacis, Detroit, MI
Reginald A. Pacis is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He graduated from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1996 and obtained his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1992. Mr. Pacis joined the State Bar of Michigan in 1997. He concentrates his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters. As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mr. Pacis served as Chair of the Michigan AILA Chapter from 2003 to 2005. He was a presenter for a number AILA Annual Conferences and AILA phone presentations. Mr. Pacis has previously served on the AILA CBP Liaison Committee as a member and Chair and on the USCIS Field Operations, NSC and NBC Liaison Committees. He is currently serving on AILA's online tools committee.

Gregory D. Boos, Bellingham, WA
Gregory Boos practices at Cascadia Cross-Border Law, where he represents a broad spectrum of multi-national companies and international businesspersons. Mr. Boos received his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1977. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the bars of various U.S. Federal courts. Mr. Boos is also licensed as a practitioner of foreign law by the Law Society of British Columbia. The International Criminal Court has approved him to practice before it and includes him as one of approximately 300 lawyers worldwide on its list of counsel. Mr. Boos is an adjunct professor at Western Washington University where he acts as an external advisor to its Border Policy Research Institute. He is president of the Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council, a Vancouver BC - based non-profit organization formed to promote cross-border trade and advocate for removal of barriers that impede the legitimate flow of people, goods and services across the Canada/USA border.

The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.