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Author: Jeff MacArthur

  • TN Nonimmigrant Visa: NAFTA Professions List

    To qualify as a TN nonimmigrant, you must be either a Canadian or Mexican citizen and be qualified to work as one of the following occupations: PROFESSION1 MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALS General Accountant Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A. or C.M.A. Architect Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license2 Computer Systems […]
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  • A Busy and Successful Week at the Peace Bridge

    Our attorneys presented a total of 5 L-1 applications and 1 TN application and all were approved! On Tuesday, Rosanna Berardi, managing partner, accompanied three business professionals applying for L-1A status as managers/executives.  Ms. Berardi was requested to meet the clients at the Peace Bridge and assist them in presenting the applications to the Customs […]
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  • New Revised Form I-9

    As of Tuesday, May 7, 2013 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service implemented the use of the new, revised Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification for all new hires and reverifications.  All employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for each employee hired to work in the U.S. The Form I-9 must have the […]
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  • Automatic Visa Revalidation for Entry to the U.S.

    Most foreign nationals seeking entry to the  U.S. are required to possess both a valid passport and a valid U.S. visa to apply for admission to the U.S. “Automatic visa revalidation” allows a foreign national with an expired nonimmigrant visa (“NIV”) to apply for re-entry to the U.S using a valid, unexpired I-94 in place […]
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  • Possible New "Toll" Fee for U.S. Border Crossings

    Recent talks of the U.S. government’s interest in imposing a fee on passenger vehicles and pedestrians crossing the Canadian and Mexican land borders has generated heated discussions. The latest budget request by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought funds to study the cost of collecting a new “toll” from people walking and driving into […]
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  • Possible New "Toll" Fee for U.S. Border Crossings

    Recent talks of the U.S. government’s interest in imposing a fee on passenger vehicles and pedestrians crossing the Canadian and Mexican land borders has generated heated discussions. The latest budget request by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought funds to study the cost of collecting a new “toll” from people walking and driving into […]
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  • Can Lingerie and Condoms Keep You Out of the U.S.?

    Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi appeared on a segment on the Ric Peterson and Suzanne Desautels show on CJAD 800 to discuss an incident where a Canadian citizen was denied entry to the U.S., allegedly for having condoms and lingerie in her luggage.  The woman was attempting to enter the U.S. to travel through Miami to […]
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  • CIR Bill Heading to Senate Next Week?

    Berardi Immigration Law is closely following the bipartisan plans for comprehensive immigration reform.   The proposed bill aims to protect family immigration while simultaneously shifting towards a system that will provide opportunities for foreigners who can bring work-skills to the United States. The bill has been reported to include the following provisions, among many others: A […]
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  • New Customer Identity Verification to begin at USCIS Field Offices

    Starting on May 6, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its field offices. This new procedure will require individuals to submit biometric data, fingerprints, and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit. Under this new process, USCIS staff will take […]
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  • Do You Feel Lucky? USCIS Announces H-1B Lottery

    For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period beginning April 1, 2013. USCIS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree cap. On […]
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