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Should international students and scholars expect problems during inspection at the port of entry to the United States? To ensure a smooth process, many seek answers to a variety of questions and concerns. These include potential inspection or confiscation of electronic devices, requesting access to personal social media accounts, their legal rights during the inspection process, and access to legal counsel.
What information can you give them, and how can you help? In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, we’ll address these questions; review the applicable laws and regulations; and discuss the role and scope of authority of U. S. Customs and Border Protection.
Learn from experts, including an immigration attorney who is the current chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee. Steve Springer, NAFSA’s director of regulatory practice liaison, will provide background information; discuss the problems that NAFSAns are seeing; offer tips for informing students and scholars; and address NAFSA’s related liaison efforts.
After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe legal aspects of port of entry processes and problems that may occur;
- Explain the processes and problems to students, scholars, and others at the institution;
- Provide information to students and scholars that may help smooth their entry into the United States; and
- Determine how to help students and scholars who encounter problems and who can assist.
The content will be relevant to those working in international student and scholar services; recruitment; and admissions. Sharing NAFSA webinars is a cost-effective method of staying up-to-date on the hottest topics facing the field today. Invite as many attendees as you wish for the price of one registration! Not able to attend? Purchase the recording for future use.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Steve Springer is the director of regulatory practice liaison for NAFSA, where he manages NAFSA's engagement with federal agencies concerning regulatory practice issues, among other duties. Prior to joining NAFSA, Springer worked as an immigration attorney, representing higher education institutions and their faculty, staff, and students, and managed immigration services in-house for several major research universities. He is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Poland.
Danielle M. Rizzo
Harris Beach, PLLC
Danielle M. Rizzo is senior counsel at Harris Beach, PLLC, in Buffalo, New York. She limits her practice to immigration law and focuses on employment-based immigration. Rizzo is the current chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee and is a past chair of the AILA Upstate New York Chapter and the national AILA Publications Committee. She has been interviewed by major news outlets, including CNN.