In the first several months of his term, US President Donald J. Trump and his administration have taken a number of steps to further his campaign promise to tighten US border security. These efforts have included a travel ban that remains enjoined by the courts as well as so-called “extreme vetting” measures designed to heighten scrutiny of US visa applicants and inbound travelers. In this new era in global mobility, travelers into the United States should expect more advanced investigation techniques by immigration officers and increased scrutiny and examination for even seemingly routine international travel. This Legal Update provides a “Then and Now” table and analysis highlighting the top trends affecting employee travel into the United States and gives tips for travel into other countries with enhanced border controls and heightened traveler scrutiny.
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