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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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USMCA Changes the Foreign Investment Landscape Between the U.S., Canada, & Mexico

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has been in place for almost thirty years, goes into effect on July 1, 2020 and will change the way foreign investors can sue to protect their investments.  NAFTA established investor-state arbitration provisions which allowed foreign companies to sue the […]

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TN Spotlight: Zoologists

TN Category Overview 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 zoologist.  How to Qualify as a TN Zoologist To qualify for […]

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How Does the USMCA Affect TN Visas?

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect on July 1, 2020 after all three countries certified their readiness to implement the new agreement. The USMCA aims to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has governed trade and investment between the countries since 1993.  The NAFTA established the TN visa category, […]

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Guide to Traveling to the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published notice of the Secretary’s decisions to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada  and Mexico into the United states at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada and United States-Mexico border to “essential travel.”  Given the outbreak and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic within […]

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TN Spotlight: Forester

TN Category Overview 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. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Forester.  How to Qualify as a Forester To […]

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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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Not selected in the H-1B lottery? Consider Canada!

In the midst of creating global mobility strategies, our clients typically consider their immigration options for the United States.  However, with H-1B Cap season in process, a lot of our clients do not want to lose their talented employees.  When faced with the prospect of losing employees, we do suggest that our clients consider their options in […]

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