International Student and Scholar Services

Sessions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Current Issues

Thursday, June 2
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: CCC, Mile High Ballroom 2-3

This session focuses on the basic policies and procedures employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in admitting international students and scholars into the United States, and covers anticipated CBP developments in the year ahead. Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been invited to participate.

Learning Objectives:

Ben Colston

Senior Manager, International Advising & Programs
Rice University Office of International Students & Scholars
Houston, TX

Ben Colston is the Program Manager and Senior Advisor at Rice University. He is the primary contact for international graduate students, and provides advise and support on visa status regulatoins as well as orientation and programming. He also supports scholars and academic departments regarding H-1B, T-N, and other employment visas.

Presentation(s):

David A. M.. Ware

Attorney at Law
Ware|Immigration
Seattle, WA

David Ware has been an active NAFSA member with more than 25 years of service, fmr regional team member, and numerous awards for his contributions. His law firm, Ware|Immigration, is one of only a handful nationally with an emphasis both on F, J and academic EB issues. He writes and speaks frequently on immigration issues of interest to the higher education community. Many rating services and publications have favorably recognized him, and he was recently chosen by
“Who's Who International” as one of the 300 top corporate immigration attorneys in the
US. He is also a US News and World Report "Top Tier" lawyer. Active also in CUPA, NACUA, AILA, AIEA.

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