Following multiple reports that artists scheduled to showcase at SXSW have been turned back at the border, festival organizers have stepped up efforts to aid musicians entering the country. 
At issue, according to an immigration attorney hired to advise SXSW, is the misinterpretation by some border agents and U.S. officials of a long standing policy differentiating between promotional showcases and paid performances.
Jonathan Ginsburg, an expert in entertainment and immigration law based in the Washington, D.C. area, now serving as immigration counsel to SXSW issued this statement: