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USMCA/NAFTA News Center

News, case studies, and more to help with your USMCA/NAFTA-related needs.

  • L-1 and TN Case Summary 01.24.2018

    This morning, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to prepare them in presenting their applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The first case was a TN Computer Systems Analyst application. Gabriella thoroughly reviewed the application with the client and answered […]
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  • TN Accountant and TN Management Consultant Summary 01.17.2018

    Our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to thoroughly review and go over their TN applications. Our office fully prepared both applications. The first client was applying under the NAFTA TN designation of accountant. He presented his application to Customs and Border Protection successfully and was […]
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  • L-1 Case Summary 01.05.2018

    On Friday, January 5, 2018, Partner of Berardi Immigration Law Jennifer Behm met with four clients at the duty free to prepare them for presenting their L-1 applications. Three of the four applicants were actually clients from other local attorney offices. Berardi Immigration Law offers the unique service of meeting clients in Fort Erie right […]
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  • NAFTA TN Status Eligibility Update

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created special economic and trade relationships between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. As part of this agreement, the TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the U.S. to engage in business activities at a professional level. More specifically, a beneficiary must […]
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  • Meeting in Fort Erie to Present L-1 or TN Application

    Our firm offers a unique service to our clients, as our attorneys will meet you in Fort Erie in order to prepare you for presenting your L-1 or TN application to Customs and Border Protection. Watch the full video for more specific instructions on how to get to the Peace Bridge, what to bring, and […]
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  • About the NAFTA News Center

    Berardi Immigration Law has just rolled out a new website feature called the “NAFTA News Center.” This one-stop shop provides our clients with everything you need to know about the TN and L-1 nonimmigrant categories, including up-to-date information on current adjudication trends, answering frequently asked questions, and in-depth breakdowns of each visa category. This will […]
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  • TN & L-1 Case Summary 11.21.2017

    Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law, Rosanna Berardi, met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to review their NAFTA applications that our firm prepared. The first application was a TN renewal for a Computer Systems Analyst. While these applications are typically very straightforward, this one was a bit of a challenge as the […]
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  • L-1A Case Summary 11-06-2017

    On November 6, 2017, Jennifer Behm, Partner of Berardi Immigration Law, met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to assist him in preparing to present his L-1A application to Customs and Border Protection. This was a strong case as our client is the Chief Executive Officer of a successful IT company. However, one […]
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  • Temporarily Working in the U.S.

    There are numerous options available to foreign nationals who wish to enter the U.S. and work on a temporary basis. The first step is acquiring a nonimmigrant visa or work permit. This allows an individual to enter and work in the States for a limited period of time. The application process begins with an employer […]
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  • L-1 and TN Management Consultant Case Summary

    On October 18, 2017, Rosanna Berardi, Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law, met two of our clients at Fort Erie to help them each prepare to present their L-1 and TN Management Consultant applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The first case was an L-1A Intracompany Transferee in which […]
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  • TN Management Consultant Case Summary

    On October 10, 2017, Jennifer Behm, Partner here at Berardi Immigration Law, met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to prepare him in presenting his TN Management Consultant application to Customs and Border Protection. Our client works for a consulting company in Canada and was applying for a one-year extension so that he […]
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  • TN Scientific Technician Case Summary

    On September 28, 2017, Gabriella Agostinelli, Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, met with one of our clients in Fort Erie to prepare him for presenting his TN application to Customs and Border Protection under the Scientific Technician category. This TN category is different from the typical category, as in this role an applicant […]
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  • What to Keep in Mind During NAFTA Renegotiations

    One of the critical debates surrounding the original NAFTA negotiations was the impact the treaty would have on U.S. labor markets. Many feared that millions of U.S. jobs would be lost to competition. Labor costs are cheaper in Mexico, so U.S. companies move factories there to take advantage. This idea is what fueled President Trump’s […]
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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump Discuss U.S.-Canada Trade

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday, Feb. 13. The meeting aimed to bridge the gap in style and strategy between the two leaders, as well as continue to foster a warm relationship between Canada and the United States. At the top of the Prime Minister’s […]
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  • December Peace Bridge Recap

    Berardi Immigration Law presented 12 petitions to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) on behalf of our clients during December 2016. This month most of our clients were submitting petitions for L-1A and TN status.  We provide highlights of two of these cases below: • Companies wishing to establish U.S. operations may use the L-1 category […]
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  • Client Testimonial from K.R. Davidson, Vice President of Sales and Operations, General Counsel at Herman’s Supply Company, Inc.

    When Herman’s Building Centres expanded from Canada to open a new office in the United States, Mr. Davidson was required to obtain U.S. work authorization. He came to Berardi Immigration Law for guidance and we advised Mr. Davidson that he would need an L-1A visa. Our firm prepared a thorough L-1 application for Mr. Davidson. […]
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  • Client Testimonial from Raza Kamran, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at RingCentral

    Raza Kamran, the Senior Manager of Product Marketing at RingCentral, had an opportunity to transfer his position in Canada to a division of RingCentral located in the United States. All he needed for the move was an approved L-1A visa that would allow him to transfer from the Canadian division and successfully enter the United […]
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  • August Peace Bridge Recap

    Once again, Berardi Immigration Law had a busy month representing our clients at the Peace Bridge port-of-entry between Buffalo, N.Y. and Ft. Erie, Ontario. Summer is an extremely busy season for CBP, and our firm was able to facilitate the L-1 and TN adjudication process for 16 clients successfully in the month of August.  Two of […]
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  • July 2016 Peace Bridge Recap

    During the month of July, Berardi Immigration Law entered 20 appearances with our clients at the Peace Bridge port of entry. This month, most of our clients were submitting petitions for TN, L-1A or L-1B status, but a few of our appearances were a bit non-traditional in nature as well. • New Office L-1, Take […]
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  • Peace Bridge Recap for June

    Berardi Immigration Law presented 15 TN and L-1 petitions to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) on behalf of our clients. This month, most of our clients were submitting petitions for L-1A or L-1B status, but a few clients presented applications for TN status as Nurses and Management Consultants. We provide highlights of two of […]
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