Getting Admitted to the United States

I’m pleased to see that West Publications has published “Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars, and Sponsors: What You Need to Know.” I am the author of Chapter 3, entitled “Getting Admitted to the United States.”

The book is an introductory guide for students and scholars traveling to the United States. In it, students can learn about every aspect of the visa process, including obtaining the visa, getting admitted, maintaining lawful status while in the U.S., and working in the United States while in student status. The book includes chapters on F-1 and J-1 visas, program sponsorship, international medical graduates, and I-9 programs for institutions of higher education. The principal author and editor for the book is my colleague Lisa Ellis, who graciously invited my participation, along with several other respected attorneys and professionals.  My chapter of course focuses on what students and scholars can expect of the inspection process at ports of entry and in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.