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Category: US Immigration For Canadians

  • Changes to US & Canadian Immigration in 2021

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, recently wrote about changes to US and Canadian immigration in The Lawyer’s Daily: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for employment-based immigration will primarily focus on reversing what President Donald Trump has done since 2017. This includes turning back all of Trump’s executive actions restricting travel, limiting green cards and guest […]

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  • Canadian Immigration Service Announces Increase in Workers Processing Spousal Applications

    In a year that has seen immigration delays soar and heavy restrictions at the Canadian/U.S. border, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced some good news last week for couples presently going through the sponsorship process.  IRCC announced that it has increased the number of officers working on spousal applications, with the hope to reduce couples’ […]

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  • TN Case Study: Engineers

    In this video, Partner Jennifer Behm discusses two of her recent clients that applied for TN status at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. Both clients were applying under the Engineer designation. Both clients were recent college graduates who had viable engineer job offers from a reputable U.S. company. Even […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Scientific Technician/Technologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Scientific Technician/Technologist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Scientific Technician/Technologist To qualify […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Landscape Architect

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Landscape Architect. How to Qualify as a Landscape Architect  To qualify for TN status […]

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  • Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

    In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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  • Temporary Freeze to the Public Charge Rule

    On July 29, 2020 a federal judge for the Southern District of New York issued two rulings that put a temporary freeze on the Public Charge Rule, as implemented by the Trump Administration on February 24, 2020, while a national health emergency is in place. What is the Public Charge Rule? The Public Charge Rule […]

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  • New Executive Order Suspends Entry of Foreign Nationals Who “Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market”

    On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing and expanding his Presidential Proclamation 10014 issued April 22, 2020.   Who is Impacted? Effective June 24, the June 22nd proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the following nonimmigrant visa classifications: H-1B: […]

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  • Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]

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  • COVID-19 & US Immigration

    I hope you are well and staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.  We know that there is much worry and uncertainty for our clients during this time, especially for businesses with foreign national workers and cross-border employees. We’ve taken the time to address some of the most common concerns during this time, outlined below, as […]

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