CBP Plans to Eliminate I-94 Card; Revise NAFTA Handbook
According to a recent American Immigration Lawyers Association meeting with USCBP, the agency is planning to eliminate the physical I-94 card. See AILA/CBP Liaison Meeting, Oct. 25, 2012, AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12112648 (posted 11/26/12). CBP will instead create an electronic record of an individual's entry to the U.S. Under the new process, individuals could obtain a paper record of their admission at a new website, www.CBP.gov/I94. The new process, once published in the Federal Register, will be phased in port-by-port in two week intervals.
CBP also stated that it has completely revised the NAFTA handbook and that the handbook highlights the complexities of certain TN visa situations. CBP is currently reviewing the handbook “for release within CBP.” AILA/CBP Liaison Meeting, AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12112648 (posted 11/26/12). CBP did not indicate whether the handbook would be released to the public. As in the past, access to the handbook will likely have to be achieved through FOIA requests.