The most important initial concern for any visitor to the USA is being able to enter the USA. at Fong & Aquino, our immigration law clients want to be able to clear customs and immigration — here in Los Angeles, or at any other port of entry — as quickly as possible; our job as immigration lawyers is to help them do so.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has started a test program, running until about 19 March 2011, at the US border crossing at El Paso/Ysleta, permitting use of a “Ready Lane” by those who have certain approved documents. The documents must be approved Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology-enabled travel cards, documents, and passports. Only those with RFID-compliant documents may use the dedicated “Ready Lane.”
To use the “Ready Lane,” each passenger over age 16 in the vehicle must have an approved RFID-enabled document, such as a US passport card, the new Border Crossing Card, the new green Permanent Resident card, and other approved documents. Then: