Strategic Approach to Travel and Immigration Policies
Our team’s diverse relationships and expertise allows us to develop strategic approaches for influencing immigration and travel policies that affect the movement of people into and within the U.S. and across international boundaries. Our clients in this area have included tourism and business travel associations, think-tanks, immigration coalitions and alliances, corporations, airports, business partnerships, and online travel companies. We have been on the forefront of advocating for policies and processes that benefit our clients’ interests and promote sound immigration and travel practices.
Close Relationships to Key Agencies and Committees
We maintain close relationships with federal agencies with immigration, travel and tourism responsibilities, including the Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Transportation Security Administration, US-VISIT, the U.S. Coast Guard, the DHS Office of Policy, the Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and all White House offices with a role in policy development, coordination, and funding. Building on years of bipartisan service in the Congress, we additionally have excellent relationships with key Congressional Committees.
Experts with First-Hand Experience of Policies
Travel into and within the U.S. – to work, visit, or study – has become a crucial component for American competitiveness and a key policy issue for a wide range of companies and organizations. Our team has first-hand experience working on these issues both in the government and the private sector. We understand the dynamics that are creating pressure to regulate the flow of workers, customers, employees, students, and tourists. We also have the knowledge base to understand the federal government’s deployment of a vast array of programs to attempt to facilitate legitimate travelers while stopping those who would do us harm or choose to disobey our laws.