Merchant Mariner Credential Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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The Merchant Mariner Credential, also known as an MMC, is issued by the United States Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA. All crew members on American ships with a Gross Register Tonnage of over 100 must possess a Merchant Mariner Credential. Previously, the Credential consisted of several different licenses, which have now been combined into the Merchant Mariner Credential. However, an individual's specific endorsements may still be listed on the Credential.

Most applications for Merchant Mariner Credentialing are quickly approved. However, some applications are rejected, for a variety of issues discussed below. Thus, some applicants may require the assistance of a Merchant Mariner Credential Denial Appeal Lawyer to secure their MMC. The application and enrollment process for the Merchant Mariner Credential is managed by the United States Coast Guard. Obtaining a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, is required before obtaining a Merchant Mariner Credential. Thus, a Merchant Mariner applicant must go through both a TSA TWIC background check and a United States Coast Guard background check. A Merchant Mariner Credential Denial Appeal Attorney can assist an MMC applicant with obtaining a Merchant Mariner Credential after denial. If you are a Merchant Mariner facing a Merchant Mariner Credential disciplinary action, contact a Merchant Mariner Credential Defense Lawyer for representation. 

MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

The United States Code of Federal Regulations 36 C.F.R. § 2.02-4 specifies the reasons for denial of a Merchant Mariner Credential. Applicants for a Merchant Mariner Credential can be denied for criminal convictions, Customs Violations and suspicious activity. These criminal convictions can be as minor as Driving With a Suspended License and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol to far more serious offenses. Customs Violations can include Failing to Declare Information on a Custom's Form and Unlawful Imports of Merchandise. Suspicious activity is a catch all provision that causes the TSA and the Coast Guard to deny an individual a Merchant Mariner Credential for suspected misconduct and possible criminal activity.

When the United States Coast Guard's National Maritime Center, or NMC, denies a Merchant Mariner Credential, there are two steps in the Appeal process. The first is to file a Reconsideration with the National Maritime Center, or NMC within 30 days of the denial. The Reconsideration request must discuss factual and legal reasons for why the denial is in error. The NMC can fully overturn the initial denial of the MMC or issue a modified Credential. If the Reconsideration upholds the initial denial, United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. § 1.03-40 provides for a written Appeal directly to The U.S. Coast Guard's Director of Inspection and Compliance in Washington, D.C. 

Furthermore, the Coast Guard can deny a Merchant Mariner Credential because an individual fails the medical examination. United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. § 10.215 describes the medical and physical requirements of a Merchant Mariner. Pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. § 10.215(g), the NMC and the Director of Inspection and Compliance can issue a Medical Waiver to a denied Merchant Mariner Credential applicant. 

If you are denied a Merchant Mariner Credential, contact a Merchant Mariner Credential Appeal Lawyer for representation.

MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Merchant Mariner Credential Suspension and Revocation matters are known as Merchant Mariner S & R cases. The Coast Guard may suspend Merchant Mariner Credentials or even revoke Merchant Mariner Credentials in accordance with United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. §§ 10.235 and United States Code 46 U.S.C § 7704(b). There are several reasons why the Coast Guard can initiate an S & R proceeding against a Merchant Mariner. These reasons include a criminal conviction, misconduct and non compliance with Administrative rules and regulations. A common reason that Merchant Mariners become involved in S & R matters is due to convictions for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drug Possession. Pursuant to United States Code 46 U.S.C § 7704(b) and United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. § 5.59 provide for Merchant Mariner Credential Revocation for a dangerous drug offense. Furthermore, the United States Coast Guard considers individuals who receive deferred adjudications, or deferred entry of judgment, convicted, despite the diversionary status of the sentence. Merchant Mariners convicted of DUI and dangerous drug use offenses may be eligible for settlements with the Coast Guard to avoid suspension or revocation of their Merchant Mariner Credential.

After the completion of an investigation, the United States Coast Guard will decide to file a Complaint, or close the matter. If the Coast Guard files a Complaint, the Complaint will state the alleged charges against the Merchant Mariner, the jurisdiction for such charges and the proposed disciplinary order. The Merchant Mariner must file an Answer to the Complaint within 20 days, pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 33 C.F.R. § 20.308. The Answer can either admit or  deny the allegations, the jurisdictional basis for the allegations and agree or disagree with the proposed sanction. In most cases, the Answer denies the factual allegations and the jurisdictional basis for the Complaint. Failure to submit an Answer in a timely fashion can result in a default decision and the Merchant Mariner waives the right to defend his or her case.

Once the Answer is filed, the United States Coast Guard staff attorney will provide the Merchant Mariner with discovery, which is the evidence that the government intends to use against the Merchant Mariner, known as the Respondent. The Merchant Mariner must provide the United States Coast Guard with the evidence and witness lis they intend to present at the Hearing. Many of these documents and notices must also be provided to the assigned Federal Administrative Law Judge. A Merchant Mariner Credential Attorney can prepare a Settlement Offer to the United States Coast Guard. If the Coast Guard and the Merchant Mariner reach a Settlement Agreement, the Federal Administrative Law Judge must approve the Settlement Agreement. In many cases, the Administrative Law Judge will hold a telephonic Pre Hearing Conference to discuss evidentiary issues and settlement options.

If the Coast Guard and the Merchant Mariner cannot reach a settlement, the matter will proceed to a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Hearings are held throughout the United States. The Hearings function as a formal Court proceeding. Both sides can present witness testimony and admit documentary evidence in support of their position. In nearly all cases, the Coast Guard has the burden of proof against the Merchant Mariner. The Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, will issue a written Decision, called a Decision & Order. An Appeal of an ALJ's Decision & Order to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard must occur within 30 days, pursuant to United States Code 46 U.S.C. § 7701, United States Code of Federal Regulations 46 C.F.R. § 5.59 and United States Code of Federal Regulations 33 C.F.R. § 20.308. The Vice Commandant or Commandant then reviews the record and the legal arguments of the parties. The Vice Commandant or Commandant can uphold, modify or overturn the Decision & Order and remand the case back to an Administrative Law Judge for further proceedings.

If the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard denies the Appeal and upholds the disciplinary order, the Merchant Mariner can appeal to the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB. The law governing NTSB appeals is United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. § 825. NTSB can deny a Merchant Mariner's Appeal, overturn the decision of the Commandant and dismiss the allegations or remand the matter back to the Commandant for further proceedings. An Appeal from NTSB can be made to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. If an Administrative Law Judge orders a Merchant Mariner Credential suspended or revoked, the suspension or revocation remains in effect unless a stay is granted by the Commandant, NTSB or a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

If you are a Merchant Mariner facing a Merchant Mariner Credential Suspension or Revocation, contact a Merchant Mariner Credential Defense Attorney for representation.

MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL REINSTATEMENT

Merchant Mariners may voluntarily surrender their Merchant Mariner Credential. An Administrative Law Judge can also revoke a Merchant Mariner Credential. In the event a Credential is surrendered or revoked, the Merchant Mariner can Petition for Reinstatement. This is know as the Administrative Clemency process. Petitions for Reinstatement of a Merchant Mariner Credential can be filed between one and three years since the surrender or revocation, depending on the violation that served as the basis for the surrender or revocation. If you are seeking Merchant Mariner Credential reinstatement, contact a Merchant Mariner Credential reinstatement lawyer for representation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
Merchant Mariner Credential Denial Appeals
Merchant Mariner Suspension & Revocation Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

FAST Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States Border Patrol and the Canada Border Services Agency administer the FAST Card Customs program. FAST stands for  Free and Secure Trade Card and is a CBP Trusted Traveler Program. FAST Card membership allows frequent importers, carriers and drivers between the United States, Canada and Mexico to quickly cross land and sea border checkpoints. Thus, FAST facilitates the free flow of commerce within North America.

Most applications for FAST Card program membership are quickly approved. However, some applications are rejected, for a variety of issues discussed below. Thus, some applicants may require the assistance of a FAST Appeal Lawyer to secure their FAST Card program membership. The application and enrollment process for FAST is similar to that of Global Entry. Applicants establish an account with CBP on the GOES system, which is the Global Online Enrollment System. CBP then either conditionally approves or denies the application. If the application is conditionally approved, then the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs & Border Protection Officer at a FAST Enrollment Center. The interviewing Officer will then either approve or deny the FAST Card. Separate applications must be submitted for the United States-Canada Northern Land Border and the United States-Mexico Southern Land Border. A FAST Card Denial Appeals Lawyer can assist applicants who have been denied FAST program membership. 

FAST CARD DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are several reasons that a FAST Card application for importers, carriers and drivers will be denied. The most common reasons for denial are criminal convictions and Administrative Customs Violations. Any criminal conviction will result in a preliminary denial of FAST Card program membership. These convictions include everything from simple Battery and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol to Domestic Violence and Narcotics Sales. Most Administrative Customs Violations, even minor violations such as Failure to Pay Import Duties and Failure to Declare Food and Beverages, will also result in a preliminary denial of FAST Card access. There are several options for appealing a denial of FAST. 

CBP will generally issue a written reason for denial of FAST Card program membership. Denied applicants can author a written Appeal to the CBP's Office of the Ombudsman. In the Appeal, the applicant must discuss the reasons for the denial, show sufficient rehabilitation, demonstrate a need for FAST and provide clear and convincing evidence that they are not a security risk to the security of the United States. The Ombudsman's Office will consider the Appeal and decide whether to issue provisional approval for FAST program membership, or uphold the denial. If provisional approval is granted, the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a FAST Card Enrollment Center for final approval and enrollment.

If CBP does not state a reason for denial of FAST Card program membership, an applicant may file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, also known as TRIP. When applying for redress through DHS Trip, the applicant will be issued a Redress Control Number. TRIP requests are similar to Appeals in that legal arguments must be properly presented and documented in order to receive an adequate response. TRIP requests will generally result in a written reason for denial. TRIP can also overturn a denial of FAST access and issue a provisional approval, pending an interview with a supervisor at a FAST Card Enrollment Center. However, the process usually involves TRIP stating the reason for FAST Card denial and the Ombudsman's Office overturning the denial pursuant to a written Appeal.

Another option involves writing a Complaint directly to the Department of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Protection. The Complaint essentially functions as an Appeal of the denial of FAST Card program membership. Sufficient legal reasons and arguments must be covered in order to properly file a Complaint directly with DHS and CBP regarding a FAST Card program membership denial. 

FAST Card denials are common, which is why a FAST Appeals Attorney may be necessary to help you overturn your denial of FAST program membership. However, a complication with FAST as compared to Global Entry and SENTRI is that Canada views criminal convictions and Customs Violations more harshly than the United States. In many instances, a DUI criminal conviction or Failure to Declare Customs Violation will render an individual ineligible to even enter Canada without filing a detailed application or Waiver request with the Canadian Consulate. If you are a businessman or traveler denied FAST Card program membership, contact a FAST Card Appeals Lawyer today. 

**Please note that we cannot represent FAST program applicants in appealing decisions of the Canada Border Services Agency, nor can we represent any individuals in any matters of Canadian law.** 

FAST CARD REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Individuals who are already FAST Card program members can face the revocation of their FAST membership. A FAST Card revocation can result due to a criminal conviction or Administrative Customs Violation. FAST Card memberships are usually revoked upon renewal, or subsequent to CBP learning of a violation. It is not uncommon for passengers and travelers to have their FAST Cards seized by CBP Officers upon entry into the United States. Once seized, FAST Card members can Appeal the revocation decision. If the revocation is overturned by the Ombudsman's Office, a meeting with a Customs and Border Protection Officer is required at a FAST Card Enrollment Center for full reinstatement of FAST Card access. FAST Card privileges are generally suspended or revoked pending the final outcome of the FAST Card Revocation Appeal.

Similar to a denial of FAST program membership, individuals facing revocation of their FAST program membership can file an Appeal of the revocation with the Ombudsman's Office. However, FAST Card revocation appeals cannot generally be filed with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or TRIP, or directly with Customs & Border Protection. It is necessary to show that the revocation will be in error and that the FAST member does not present a security risk to the security of the United States. A FAST Card Appeal Attorney will be able to assist individuals with matters involving FAST Card Revocation.

If you are facing a FAST Card revocation, contact a FAST Card Revocation Appeal Attorney for representation. Our FAST Card Revocation Lawyer understands the difficulties experienced by Americans who frequently travel to Canada and Mexico for business reasons when faced with FAST program membership revocation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
FAST Card Denial CBP Ombudsman Appeals
FAST Card Revocation CBP Ombudsman Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

Nexus Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States Border Patrol and the Canada Border Services Agency oversee the NEXUS program. NEXUS is a CBP Trusted Traveler Program. NEXUS program membership allows frequent travelers between the United States and Canada to quickly cross border checkpoints by land, air and sea. Additionally, NEXUS members can receive expedited security screening when returning from Mexico, providing they are traveling in a registered vehicle. NEXUS also allows members to use many benefits of the TSA PreCheck program.

Most applications for NEXUS program membership are quickly approved. However, some applications are rejected, for a variety of issues discussed below. Thus, some applicants may require the assistance of a NEXUS Appeal Lawyer to secure their NEXUS program membership. The application and enrollment process for NEXUS is similar to that of Global Entry. Applicants establish an account with CBP on the GOES system, which is the Global Online Enrollment System. CBP then either conditionally approves or denies the application. If the application is conditionally approved, then the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs & Border Protection Officer at a NEXUS Enrollment Center. The interviewing Officer will then either approve or deny the NEXUS card. A NEXUS Denial Appeals Lawyer can assist applicants who have been denied NEXUS program membership. 

NEXUS DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are several reasons that a NEXUS application will be denied. The most common reasons for denial are criminal convictions and Administrative Customs Violations. Any criminal conviction will result in a preliminary denial of NEXUS program membership. These convictions include everything from Driving With a Suspended License and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol to Drug Trafficking and Interfering With a Flight Crew. Most Administrative Customs Violations, even minor violations such as Failure to Pay Duties and Mislabeling Imports, will also result in a preliminary denial of NEXUS access. There are several options for appealing a denial of NEXUS. 

CBP will generally issue a written reason for denial of NEXUS program membership. Denied applicants can author a written Appeal to the CBP's Office of the Ombudsman. In the Appeal, the applicant must discuss the reasons for the denial, show sufficient rehabilitation, demonstrate a need for NEXUS and provide clear and convincing evidence that they are not a security risk to the security of the United States. The Ombudsman's Office will consider the Appeal and decide whether to issue provisional approval for NEXUS program membership, or uphold the denial. If provisional approval is granted, the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a NEXUS Enrollment Center for final approval and enrollment.

If CBP does not state a reason for denial of NEXUS program membership, an applicant may file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, also known as TRIP. When applying for redress through DHS Trip, the applicant will be issued a Redress Control Number. TRIP requests are similar to Appeals in that legal arguments must be properly presented and documented in order to receive an adequate response. TRIP requests will generally result in a written reason for denial. TRIP can also overturn a denial of NEXUS access and issue a provisional approval, pending an interview with a supervisor at a NEXUS Enrollment Center. However, the process usually involves TRIP stating the reason for NEXUS denial and the Ombudsman's Office overturning the denial pursuant to a written Appeal.

Another option involves writing a Complaint directly to the Department of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Protection. The Complaint essentially functions as an Appeal of the denial of NEXUS program membership. Sufficient legal reasons and arguments must be covered in order to properly file a Complaint directly with DHS and CBP regarding a NEXUS program membership denial. 

NEXUS denials are common, which is why a NEXUS Appeals Attorney may be necessary to help you overturn your denial of NEXUS membership. However, a complication with NEXUS as compared to Global Entry and SENTRI is that Canada views criminal convictions and Customs Violations more harshly than the United States. In many instances, a DUI criminal conviction or Failure to Declare Customs Violation will render an individual ineligible to even enter Canada without filing a detailed application or Waiver request with the Canadian Consulate. If you are a businessman or traveler denied NEXUS program membership, contact a NEXUS Appeals Lawyer today. 

**Please note that we cannot represent NEXUS program applicants in appealing decisions of the Canada Border Services Agency, nor can we represent any individuals in any matters of Canadian law.** 

NEXUS REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Individuals who are already NEXUS program members can face the revocation of their NEXUS membership. A NEXUS revocation can result due to a criminal conviction or Administrative Customs Violation. NEXUS memberships are usually revoked upon renewal, or subsequent to CBP learning of a violation. It is not uncommon for passengers and travelers to have their NEXUS passes seized by CBP Officers upon entry into the United States. Once seized, NEXUS members can Appeal the revocation decision. If the revocation is overturned by the Ombudsman's Office, a meeting with a Customs and Border Protection Officer is required at a NEXUS Enrollment Center for full reinstatement of NEXUS access. NEXUS privileges are generally suspended or revoked pending the final outcome of the NEXUS Revocation Appeal.

Similar to a denial of NEXUS program membership, individuals facing revocation of their NEXUS program membership can file an Appeal of the revocation with the Ombudsman's Office. However, NEXUS revocation appeals cannot generally be filed with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or TRIP, or directly with Customs & Border Protection. It is necessary to show that the revocation will be in error and that the NEXUS member does not present a security risk to the security of the United States. A NEXUS Appeal Attorney will be able to assist individuals with matters involving NEXUS Revocation.

If you are facing a NEXUS revocation, contact a NEXUS Revocation Appeal Attorney for representation. Our NEXUS Revocation Lawyer understands the difficulties experienced by United States businessmen and tourists who frequently travel to Canada when faced with NEXUS program membership revocation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
NEXUS Denial CBP Ombudsman Appeals
NEXUS Revocation CBP Ombudsman Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

TSA PreCheck Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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The Transportation Security Administration, known as TSA, is responsible for security at all airports in the United States. One of TSA's programs, known as TSA PreCheck, allows qualified passengers to go through an expedited security screening process. TSA requires all travelers to pass through a security screening checkpoint prior to entering the secured area where passengers board the aircraft. The security screening consists of both passenger and carry on luggage screening. Passengers are required to remove their shoes, belts, jackets, all items from their pockets and laptops. Due to these security protocols, security lines at many of the nation's larger airports can last over an hour. 

To minimize the impact of the length of security lines, TSA has created the TSA PreCheck program. Individuals who are part of United States Customs and Border Protection's Trusted Traveler Programs are automatically enrolled in TSA PreCheck. These Trusted Traveler Programs include Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. Additionally, travelers can separately enroll in TSA PreCheck at any TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center. The expedited security screening process allows qualified passengers to go through a separate line and quickly pass through security screening.  Thus, the TSA PreCheck program remains popular for frequent travelers and businessmen. A TSA PreCheck Denial Appeal Lawyer can assist individuals denied TSA PreCheck program membership.

TSA PRECHECK DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are numerous reasons that a TSA PreCheck application will be denied. The most common reasons for denial are criminal convictions and Administrative Customs Violations. Any criminal conviction will result in a preliminary denial of Global Entry program membership. These convictions include everything from Driving With a Suspended License and Trespass to Marijuana Trafficking and Assault With a Deadly Weapon. Most Administrative Customs Violations, even minor violations such as Failure to Declare Fruits and Vegetables and Failure to Fill Out a Customs Declaration Form, will also result in a preliminary denial of TSA PreCheck. There are several options for appealing a denial of TSA PreCheck.

An Appeal of a TSA PreCheck Denial can be filed with the TSA Chief Risk Officer's Office. This Appeal must identify the circumstances surrounding the denial, evidence of rehabilitation, a legitimate need for TSA and a showing that the applicant is not a risk to the security of the United States. The Chief Risk Officer's staff will respond to the Appeal and either grant TSA PreCheck, deny TSA PreCheck, or request additional information. A TSA PreCheck Appeal Lawyer can assist travelers who are denied membership in the TSA PreCheck program. 

If a traveler applies for a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, such as Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI, which provides TSA PreCheck benefits, any denial will be handled by United States Customs & Border Protection. CBP will generally issue a written reason for denial of Trusted Traveler Program membership. Denied applicants can author a written Appeal to the CBP's Office of the Ombudsman. In the Appeal, the applicant must discuss the reasons for the denial, show sufficient rehabilitation, demonstrate a need for the Trusted Traveler Program and provide clear and convincing evidence that they are not a security risk to the security of the United States. The Ombudsman's Office will consider the Appeal and decide whether to issue provisional approval for Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI program membership, or uphold the denial. If provisional approval is granted, the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center for final approval and enrollment.

If CBP does not state a reason for denial of Global Entry program membership, an applicant may file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, also known as TRIP. When applying for redress through DHS Trip, the applicant will be issued a Redress Control Number. TRIP requests are similar to Appeals in that legal arguments must be properly presented and documented in order to receive an adequate response. TRIP requests will generally result in a written reason for denial. TRIP can also overturn a denial of Trusted Traveler Program membership and issue a provisional approval, pending an interview with a supervisor at a Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center. However, the process usually involves TRIP stating the reason for Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI denial and the Ombudsman's Office overturning the denial pursuant to a written Appeal.

Another option involves writing a Complaint directly to the Department of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Protection. The Complaint essentially functions as an Appeal of the denial of Trusted Traveler Program membership. Sufficient legal reasons and arguments must be covered in order to properly file a Complaint directly with DHS and CBP regarding a Trusted Traveler membership denial. 

TSA PreCheck denials are common, which is why a TSA PreCheck Appeals Attorney may be necessary to help you overturn your denial of TSA PreCheck membership. If you are a businessman or traveller denied TSA PreCheck program membership, contact a TSA PreCheck Appeals Lawyer today. 

TSA PRECHECK REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Individuals who are already Transportation Security Administration PreCheck Program members can face the revocation of TSA PreCheck. A TSA PreCheck revocation can result due to a criminal conviction or Administrative Customs Violation. TSA PreCheck revocations usually occur upon renewal, or upon TSA learning of a violation. Similar to a denial of Transportation Security Administration PreCheck membership, individuals facing revocation of their TSA PreCheck can file an Appeal of the revocation with TSA's Chief Risk Officer. 

Trusted Traveler Program members can expect to have their Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI cards seized by Customs and Border Protection Officers upon entry into the United States. Revocations of Trusted Traveler Programs membership such as FAST, Global Entry, NEXUs and SENTRI must be filed with the CBP Ombudsman's Office. It is important to show that the revocation will be in error and that the Global Entry program member does not present a security risk to the security of the United States. If the Trusted Traveler Revocation is overturned by the Ombudsman's Office, a meeting with a Customs and Border Protection Officer is required at a Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center for full reinstatement of Trusted Traveler privileges. A TSA PreCheck Attorney will be able to assist individuals with matters involving TSA PreCheck Revocation.

If you are facing a TSA PreCheck revocation, contact a TSA PreCheck Revocation Appeal Attorney for representation. Our TSA PreCheck Revocation Lawyer understands the frustration many businessmen and travelers experience when faced with TSA PreCheck program membership revocation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
TSA PreCheck Denial Appeals
TSA PreCheck Revocation Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

Denial of Entry Into the United States Appeal Attorney

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The borders of the United States of America include airport customs, seaports and land entry points with both Canada and Mexico. The borders are secured by the Department of Homeland Security. Within DHS are a number of agencies, including the United States Border Patrol, United States Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, and the Transportation Security Administration, known as TSA. These agencies screen foreign nationals, whether they are businessmen or tourists, to determine whether they are eligible for entry, or should be denied entry into the United States. Individuals denied admission into the United States can seek the assistance of a United States Entry Denial Appeal Lawyer.

Who Can Be Denied Entry Into the United States?

Any person who is not a United States citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR Green Card holder) can be denied admission into the United States. Admission into the United States at a Port of Entry for a non citizen or non LPR is a privilege, not a right. Thus, any foreign national may be denied entry into the United States at any Port of Entry. The federal government has no right to deny United States citizens and LPRs admission into the United States. In fact, Customs & Border Protection Officers cannot detain United States citizens and LPRs an unreasonable amount of time, beyond what is necessary to determine if any illegal acts, Customs Regulations Violations or Administrative Customs Violations have been committed by the traveler. Travelers detained often and for unreasonably long periods of time can file a Department of Homeland Security request with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program. 

Foreign nationals who are on the Terrorist Watch List, known as the Terrorist Screening Database, are generally denied entry into the United States. The Terrorist Screening Database is maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center, a joint operation of various law enforcement agencies. There is no way to remove an individual from the Terrorist Screening Database because each agency uses the information for different purposes. However, a DHS TRIP request can result in United States Customs and Border Protection allowing an individual previously denied admission into the United States to enter the country. A DHS TRIP attorney can assist an individual with preparing and filing a Traveler Redress Inquiry.

Why Are Travelers Denied Entry Into the United States?

Businessmen or tourists seeking admission into the United States can be denied entry into the country for a variety of reasons. First, travelers with an extensive criminal history can be denied entry. Second, foreign nationals who violate Customs Regulations or commit Administrative Customs Violations can be denied entry into the United States. Third, the traveler does not have sufficient financial resources to support him or herself or their family while in the country. Fourth, the visitor must prove sufficient ties to their own country to ensure that they do not remain illegally in the United States. While these are the common reasons for denial of entry into the United States, foreign nationals do not have a right to enter the United States and therefore can be denied admission by Customs & Border Protection officers without due process and without CBP stating any reason at all.

Excluding immigration appeals, the only remedy available to individuals denied admission into the United States is to file a TRIP request. An attorney can assist individuals denied entry into the United States with a DHS TRIP request.

Denial of Entry Into the United States Appeal Lawyer

The Department of Homeland Security allows individuals denied admission into the United States to file a Traveler Redress Inquiry. The TRIP request can be used to obtain information as to why a traveler has been denied entry and to request the ability to travel to the United States. The TRIP request must be detailed in oder for the Department of Homeland Security and United States Customs & Border Protection to properly investigate and respond to a TRIP inquiry. 

If you are a traveler denied entry into the United States, contact a United States Denial of Entry Attorney for representation.

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
No Fly List TRIP Appeals
Federal Watch List TRIP Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

SENTRI Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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United States Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with the United States Border Patrol, administers the SENTRI program. SENTRI, also known as Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, is a CBP's Trusted Traveler Program. A SENTRI pass allows Americans who travel frequently to Mexico the ability to quickly pass through the crowded U.S.-Mexico border crossings to reenter the United States. SENTRI entry lanes are found at border crossings into California, Arizona and Texas. SENTRI entitles card holders to utilize many benefits of the TSA PreCheck and Global Entry programs.

Most applications for SENTRI program membership are quickly approved. However, some applications are rejected, for a variety of issues discussed below. Thus, some applicants may require the assistance of a SENTRI Appeal Lawyer to secure their SENTRI program membership. The application and enrollment process for SENTRI is similar to that of Global Entry. Applicants establish an account with CBP on the GOES system, which is the Global Online Enrollment System. CBP then either conditionally approves or denies the application. If the application is conditionally approved, then the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs & Border Protection Officer at a SENTRI Enrollment Center. The interviewing Officer will then either approve or deny the SENTRI card. A SENTRI Denial Appeals Lawyer can assist applicants who have been denied a SENTRI pass. 

SENTRI DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are several reasons that a SENTRI application will be denied. The most common reasons for denial are criminal convictions and Administrative Customs Violations. Any criminal conviction will result in a preliminary denial of SENTRI program membership. These convictions include everything from Disturbing the Peace and Public Intoxication to Battery and Drug Sales. Most Administrative Customs Violations, even minor violations such as Shipper's Export Declaration Violations and Trademark Violations, will also result in a preliminary denial of SENTRI access. There are several options for appealing a denial of SENTRI.

CBP will generally issue a written reason for denial of SENTRI program membership. Denied applicants can author a written Appeal to the CBP's Office of the Ombudsman. In the Appeal, the applicant must discuss the reasons for the denial, show sufficient rehabilitation, demonstrate a need for SENTRI and provide clear and convincing evidence that they are not a security risk to the security of the United States. The Ombudsman's Office will consider the Appeal and decide whether to issue provisional approval for SENTRI program membership, or uphold the denial. If provisional approval is granted, the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a SENTRI Enrollment Center for final approval and enrollment.

If CBP does not state a reason for denial of SENTRI program membership, an applicant may file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, also known as TRIP. When applying for redress through DHS Trip, the applicant will be issued a Redress Control Number. TRIP requests are similar to Appeals in that legal arguments must be properly presented and documented in order to receive an adequate response. TRIP requests will generally result in a written reason for denial. TRIP can also overturn a denial of SENTRI access and issue a provisional approval, pending an interview with a supervisor at a SENTRI Enrollment Center. However, the process usually involves TRIP stating the reason for SENTRI denial and the Ombudsman's Office overturning the denial pursuant to a written Appeal.

Another option involves writing a Complaint directly to the Department of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Protection. The Complaint essentially functions as an Appeal of the denial of SENTRI program membership. Sufficient legal reasons and arguments must be covered in order to properly file a Complaint directly with DHS and CBP regarding a SENTRI program membership denial. 

SENTRI denials are common, which is why a SENTRI Appeals Attorney may be necessary to help you overturn your denial of SENTRI membership. If you are a businessman or traveler denied SENTRI card membership, contact a SENTRI Appeals Lawyer today. 

SENTRI REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Individuals who are already SENTRI program members can face the revocation of their SENTRI card. A SENTRI revocation can result due to a criminal conviction or Administrative Customs Violation. SENTRI cards are usually revoked upon renewal, or subsequent to CBP learning of a violation. It is not uncommon for passengers and travelers to have their SENTRI cards seized by CBP Officers upon entry into the United States. Once seized, SENTRI cardholders can Appeal the revocation decision. If the revocation is overturned by the Ombudsman's Office, a meeting with a Customs and Border Protection Officer is required at a SENTRI Enrollment Center for full reinstatement of SENTRI access. SENTRI privileges are generally suspended pending the final outcome of the SENTRI Revocation Appeal.

Similar to a denial of SENTRI program membership, individuals facing revocation of their SENTRI pass can file an Appeal of the revocation with the Ombudsman's Office. However, SENTRI revocation appeals cannot generally be filed with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or TRIP, or directly with Customs & Border Protection. It is necessary to show that the revocation will be in error and that the SENTRI pass holder does not present a security risk to the security of the United States. A SENTRI Appeal Attorney will be able to assist individuals with matters involving SENTRI Revocation.

If you are facing a SENTRI revocation, contact a SENTRI Revocation Appeal Attorney for representation. Our SENTRI Revocation Lawyer understands the difficulties experienced by United States businessmen and tourists who frequently travel to Mexico when faced with SENTRI program membership revocation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
SENTRI Denial CBP Ombudsman Appeals
SENTRI Revocation CBP Ombudsman Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

Secondary Security Screening Selection Appeal Attorney

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The United States Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains a Selectee List to identify individuals who require additional screening. This Selectee List is known formally as Secondary Security Screening Selection. DHS and CBP utilize the Terrorist Screening Database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center to determine who qualifies for Secondary Security Screening Selection. The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, uses a program called Secure Flight to check passenger manifests against the Terrorist Screening Database. Individuals included in the Secondary Security Screening Selection program are identified on airplane boarding passes with an SSSS. Passengers traveling to the United States from international destinations are also subject to inclusion on the SSSS List. If you are an individual who receives an SSSS designation on their boarding pass, contact a Secondary Security Screening Selection Appeal Lawyer for representation. 

CUSTOMS DETENTION LAWYER

Individuals placed on the Secondary Security Screening Selection List are only made aware of their inclusion on the list when obtaining a boarding pass. Individuals selected for additional security screening are not able to print electronic boarding passes or check in at airport kiosks. These travelers must check in with an airline gate agent. Travelers and passengers with the SSSS designation are subjected to additional, intensive security screening procedures at the airport. Failure to participate in the enhanced security screening will result in the traveler being denied boarding. 

There are few redress options for learning why an individual has been included on the list and subsequently obtaining removal from the list. Individuals can hire a Customs Defense Attorney to file a DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry through DHS TRIP. In most instances, the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection will state a reason for inclusion on the Secondary Security Screening Selection List, also known as the Selectee List. However, DHS and CBP may refuse to disclose certain aspects of the reason for inclusion on the SSSS list. Travelers can also request to be removed from the Secondary Security Screening Selection List by submitting documentation and evidence in their DHS TRIP request.

If you are seeking a Customs Regulations Attorney to assist with a DHS TRIP request, contact our offices today.

SELECTEE LIST APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are numerous reasons why a traveler can be placed on the Selectee List, known as the Secondary Security Screening Selection List. These reasons include, but are not limited to criminal convictions, allegations of terrorist activity and previous instances of interfering with a flight crew or airport/aircraft operations. Furthermore, DHS, CBP and TSA all utilize profiling procedures to assign passengers an SSSS designation. These agencies look to whether an individual frequently purchases one way airline tickets, purchases airline tickets in cash and other travel related suspicious activity to justify inclusion on the Secondary Security Screening Selection List. 

Simply because an SSSS designation appears on a passenger's boarding pass for one flight, does not mean that the same passenger will always be subjected to additional Secondary Security Screening procedures on future trips. However, just because an individual is not always subjected to an SSSS designation on their boarding pass does not mean that the traveler has been removed from the Terrorist Screening Database. Future air travel by these passengers can result in additional Secondary Security Screening measures. Thus, travelers that have received an SSSS designation should file a DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry with DHS TRIP to receive information regarding inclusion on the Selectee List and possibilities for removal from the list.

If you are included on the Secondary Security Screening Selection List, or Selectee List, and are subjected to additional Secondary Security Screening measures, contact a Customs Violations and DHS TRIP Lawyer for representation.

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
Secondary Security Screening Selection Appeals
Federal Watch List Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

TWIC Denial Appeal and TWIC Denial Waiver Attorney

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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC program, is administered by the United States Transportation Security Administration, or TSA. Nearly all maritime workers, Merchant Mariners and seaport employees must obtain a TWIC. Many airport workers are also required to obtain a TWIC. TSA has issued over three million TWICs to port workers throughout the United States. As part of the requirements for obtaining a TWIC, individuals must pass a comprehensive criminal background check and threat assessment. United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1572.21 and 1572.5 states the requirements of the criminal background check and threat assessment.

Failure of the threat assessment will result in a Preliminary Determination of Ineligibility. Depending on the offense, an applicant will be able to file either an Appeal of the TWIC denial or a TWIC denial Waiver request. The Appeal or Waiver request must be filed with the TSA TWIC Processing Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia within 60 days of the mailing of the Notice of Preliminary Determination of Ineligibility. If an Appeal or Waiver is not filed, TSA issues a Final Determination of Ineligibility.  A TWIC denial attorney can help you obtain your TWIC.

TWIC APPEAL LAWYER

Applicants for a TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credential that possess criminal records will likely receive a TWIC denial. United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1572.103, 1572.105 and 1572.109 states the reasons why TSA can deny a TWIC. Depending on the nature of the disqualifying offense, the applicant can file an Appeal of the Preliminary Determination of Ineligibility. United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1515.5 and 1515.9 discuss asserts the criteria for filing an Appeal. An Appeal may be filed if the offense is a not a Permanent Disqualifying Criminal Offense under United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1572.103(a) and seven years have passed since the date of conviction. 

Even if an Appeal is filed, the Transportation Security Administration is not required to grant the Appeal. TSA has broad discretion in determining whether an Appeal of a Preliminary Determination of Ineligibility will result in a Final Determination of Ineligibility or an approval of a TWIC for an applicant. Pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1515.5, the Appeal must discuss the circumstances surrounding the reason for the TWIC denial, a showing of rehabilitation, a legitimate need for a TWIC and a showing that the applicant is not a risk to the security of the United States.

If TSA denies a TWIC Appeal, the TWIC applicant can file for a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1515.11 allows an applicant to appeal the denial of a written TWIC denial Appeal to an Administrative Law Hearing. These Hearings are held throughout the United States. However, upon a TWIC denial, an applicant can immediately reapply for a TWIC.

If you are denied a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, contact a TWIC Appeal Attorney for representation. 

TWIC WAIVER LAWYER

If a TWIC applicant is not eligible for a TWIC denial Appeal, another possibility is the filing of a TWIC Waiver request. United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. § 1515.7 describes when a TWIC Waiver request can be filed. A TWIC Waiver request can be filed when an applicant has been convicted of certain Permanent Disqualifying Criminal Offenses contained in United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. § 1572.103(a)(5) to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1572.103(a)(12) or Interim Disqualifying Criminal Offenses pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1572.103(b).

Similar to TWIC Appeals, a TWIC Waiver requires a discussion of the circumstances surrounding the reason for the TWIC denial, a showing of rehabilitation, a legitimate need for a TWIC and a showing that the applicant is not a risk to the security of the United States. If TSA denies the TWIC Waiver, the applicant can request a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1515.11.  Alternatively, a Transportation Worker Identification Credential applicant can immediately reapply for a TWIC.

Pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. § 1572.103(a), there are certain criminal convictions that are never eligible for a TWIC Waiver. Any criminal conviction involving Espionage, Sedition, Treason or Terrorism are absolutely Permanent Disqualifying Criminal Offenses. These convictions are included in 49 C.F.R. § 1572.103(a)(1) through 49 C.F.R. § 1572.103(a)(4). 

An individual denied a TWIC should immediately contact a TWIC Waiver Attorney to resolve their TWIC denial matter.

TWIC REVOCATION ATTORNEY

Individuals with Transportation Worker Identification Credentials that are convicted of a criminal offense face a TWIC Revocation. A TWIC Revocation Attorney can assist individuals facing a TWIC Revocation. Pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. § 1572.21(d)(3), if TSA believes that a criminal conviction poses a security threat, TSA can issue an Initial Determination of Threat Assessment and Immediate Revocation. A TWIC holder has 60 days to Appeal an Initial Determination of Threat Assessment and Immediate Revocation. Failure to file an Appeal within 60 days will result in a Final Determination of Threat Assessment and Immediate Revocation. If TSA denies an Appeal of a TWIC Revocation, United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 C.F.R. §§ 1515.11 allows an applicant to appeal the denial of a written TWIC Revocation Appeal to an Administrative Law Hearing.

If you are facing a TWIC Revocation, contact a TWIC Revocation Lawyer for representation.

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
TWIC Denial Appeals and TWIC Denial Waivers
TWIC Revocation Appeals and TWIC Revocation Waivers
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

No Fly List Appeal Attorney

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The No Fly List is one of the terrorist watch lists maintained by the joint Terrorist Screening Center, or TSC. The TSC is a collaborative effort among numerous federal law enforcement agencies. The Terrorist Watch List, formally known as the Terrorist Screening Database, which contains close to half a million names, is used by the various law enforcement agencies for a variety of purposes. The Transportation Security Administration, known as TSA, administers the No Fly List. Inclusion on the No Fly List means that an individual included on the list cannot travel on a commercial airplane in or out of the United States. There are approximately 50,000 individuals currently included on the No Fly List. The only administrative remedy for identifying the reasons for inclusion on the list and possible removal from the list is to file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 99% of individuals denied boarding due to the No Fly List are not actually included on the No Fly List. 

NO FLY LIST APPEALS LAWYER

The government does not publicly release much information regarding the identities of individuals included on the No Fly List. In fact, many individuals only realize they are on the No Fly List when they are denied a boarding pass for a commercial aircraft in the United States. There are a number of factors that can contribute to one's inclusion on the No Fly List. The only way to receive information regarding one's inclusion on the No Fly List and possible removal from the list is by filing a DHS TRIP request. If you are an individual who wants to contest their inclusion on the No Fly List, contact a United States Customs Attorney for representation.

United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) are entitled to greater information regarding their inclusion and status on the No Fly List than non citizens. While foreign nationals can file a Traveler Redress Inquiry through the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, non citizens are generally not entitled to know the reasons for their inclusion on the No Fly List. Thus, it is beneficial for an individual who believes they are included on the United States federal No Fly List to consult with an experienced No Fly List Appeal Lawyer for representation. 

DHS TRIP INQUIRY ATTORNEY

The only administrative option for passengers who suspect they are included in the No Fly List is to file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Department of Homeland Security's Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or DHS TRIP. Once the appropriate paperwork is filed with TRIP, the petitioner receive a Redress Control Number. DHS TRIP then determines whether or not an individual is actually included on the No Fly List. Nearly 99% of passengers that are denied boarding for allegedly being on the No Fly List are cases of mistaken identity and are not actually on the No Fly List. DHS TRIP then advises these individuals who are cases of mistaken identity to always include their Redress Control Number when booking air travel to avoid further cases of mistaken identity. 

There could be multiple explanations as to why someone is included on the No Fly List. The most common reason is error. The only way to obtain information regarding the reasons for inclusion on the No Fly List is to file a DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry. Thus, it is important to hire a No Fly List Appeal Attorney to assist travelers in preparing a DHS TRIP request to obtain the necessary information. Once the information is received, the Petitioner can provide the any documentation or information to TRIP to correct the record and request removal from the No Fly List.

A United States Customs Administrative Regulations Attorney can assist you in preparing a DHS TRIP request. If you believe that you are on the United States No Fly List, contact a No Fly List Appeal Lawyer for representation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
No Fly List Appeals
Federal Watch List Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense
 
 

Global Entry Denial and Revocation Appeal Attorney

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United States Customs & Border Protection, known as CBP, administers the Global Entry program. Global Entry is one of CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs. United States Code of Federal Regulations 8 C.F.R. § 235.12 establishes the criteria for Global Entry program membership. Global Entry is available to qualifying United States citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) and certain foreign nationals. Citizens of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, South Korea and the United Kingdom (Great Britain) can also apply for Global Entry program membership. 

Most applications for Global Entry program membership are quickly approved. Reciprocal programs are also available to U.S. Global Entry cardholders, such as the APEC Business Travel Card, fully known as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Travel Card. However, some applicants may require the assistance of a Global Entry Appeal Lawyer to secure their Global Entry program membership. The application and enrollment process for Global Entry is fairly simple. Applicants establish an account with CBP on the GOES system, which stands for Global Online Enrollment System. CBP then will either conditionally approve or deny the application. If the application is conditionally approved, then the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs & Border Protection Officer at a Global Entry Enrollment Center. The interviewing Officer will then either approve or deny the Global Entry program membership. A Global Entry Denial Appeals Lawyer can assist applicants who have been denied Global Entry program membership. 

GLOBAL ENTRY DENIAL APPEAL ATTORNEY

There are numerous reasons that a Global Entry program membership application will be denied. The most common reasons for denial are criminal convictions and Administrative Customs Violations. Any criminal conviction will result in a preliminary denial of Global Entry program membership. These convictions include everything from Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Domestic Violence, to Fraud and Narcotics Sales. Most Administrative Customs Violations, even minor violations such as Failure to Declare Food and Beverages and Interfering With Screening, will also result in a preliminary denial of Global Entry access. There are several options for appealing a denial of Global Entry.

CBP will generally issue a written reason for denial of Global Entry program membership. Denied applicants can author a written Appeal to the CBP's Office of the Ombudsman. In the Appeal, the applicant must discuss the reasons for the denial, show sufficient rehabilitation, demonstrate a need for Global Entry and provide clear and convincing evidence that they are not a security risk to the security of the United States. The Ombudsman's Office will consider the Appeal and decide whether to issue provisional approval for Global Entry program membership, or uphold the denial. If provisional approval is granted, the applicant will schedule an interview with a Customs and Border Protection Officer at a Global Entry Enrollment Center for final approval and enrollment.

If CBP does not state a reason for denial of Global Entry program membership, an applicant may file a Traveler Redress Inquiry with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, also known as TRIP. When applying for redress through DHS Trip, the applicant will be issued a Redress Control Number. TRIP requests are similar to Appeals in that legal arguments must be properly presented and documented in order to receive an adequate response. TRIP requests will generally result in a written reason for denial. TRIP can also overturn a denial of Global Entry program membership and issue a provisional approval, pending an interview with a supervisor at a Global Entry Enrollment Center. However, the process usually involves TRIP stating the reason for Global Entry denial and the Ombudsman's Office overturning the denial pursuant to a written Appeal.

Another option involves writing a Complaint directly to the Department of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Protection. The Complaint essentially functions as an Appeal of the denial of Global Entry. Sufficient legal reasons and arguments must be covered in order to properly file a Complaint directly with DHS and CBP regarding a Global Entry program membership denial. 

Global Entry denials are common, which is why a Global Entry Appeals Attorney may be necessary to help you overturn your denial of Global Entry membership. If you are a businessman or traveller denied Global Entry program membership, contact a Global Entry Appeals Lawyer today. 

GLOBAL ENTRY REVOCATION APPEAL LAWYER

Individuals who are already Global Entry program members can face the revocation of Global Entry program membership. A Global Entry revocation can result due to a criminal conviction or Administrative Customs Violation. Global Entry cards are usually revoked upon renewal, or subsequent to CBP learning of a violation. It is not uncommon for passengers and travelers to have their Global Entry cards seized by CBP Officers upon entry into the United States. Once seized, Global Entry cardholders generally have thirty or sixty days to Appeal the decision. If the revocation is overturned by the Ombudsman's Office, a meeting with a Customs and Border Protection Officer is required at a Global Entry Enrollment Center for full reinstatement of Global Entry privileges. Global Entry privileges are generally suspended pending the final outcome of the Global Entry Revocation Appeal.

Similar to a denial of Global Entry program membership, individuals facing revocation of their Global Entry can file an Appeal of the revocation with the Ombudsman's Office. However, Global Entry revocation appeals cannot generally be filed with the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or TRIP, or directly with Customs & Border Protection. It is important to show that the revocation will be in error and that the Global Entry program member does not present a security risk to the security of the United States. A Global Entry Appeal Attorney will be able to assist individuals with matters involving Global Entry Revocation.

If you are facing a Global Entry revocation, contact a Global Entry Revocation Appeal Attorney for representation. Our Global Entry Revocation Lawyer understands the frustration many businessmen and travelers experience when faced with Global Entry program membership revocation. 

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: (818) 570-0836
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com

Law Offices of Seth Weinstein, P.C.
1999 Harrison St., 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
T: (510) 852-9296
F: (818) 475-1945
E: sweinsteinlaw@gmail.com
United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Customs & Border Protection
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Transportation

Our Customs Regulations Violation Attorney handles:
Global Entry Denial CBP Ombudsman Appeals
Global Entry Revocation CBP Ombudsman Appeals
Customs & Border Protection TRIP Requests
Department of Homeland Security Appeals
Customs Violations Defense