There are various visa and employment authorization options available for healthcare professionals wishing to gain employment in the United States. For Canadian and Mexican applicants, the the North American Free Trade Agreement...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) encourages first time TN and L1 applicants to go to one designated ports of entry where applicants will receive optimized processing. There are fourteen total ports designated for optimized processing. This includes the Peace Bridge...
On Sunday night, after more than a year of intense negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 1994 pact that governs more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade among the three nations. The new deal won’t go into effect until 2020, as leaders from the three countries need to sign it and it then needs to go through Congress and the legislatures in Canada and Mexico. The new deal will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA. Here are some of the main points of the new agreement: Cars The goal of the new deal is to have more cars and truck parts made in North America. Beginning in 2020, to qualify for zero tariffs, a car or truck must have 75% of its components manufactured in Canada, Mexico or the United States, a substantial boost from the current 62.5% requirements. There’s also a new rule that a significant percentage of the work done on the car must be completed by workers earning at least $16 an hour, or about three times what the typical Mexican autoworker makes. Starting in 2020, cars and trucks should […]
In this video, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi discusses all you need to know about the “new” NAFTA! If you have questions on how the new NAFTA agreement may impact your immigration status, call us toll-free today at 1-877-721-6100!
The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary trade agreement that is set to replace NAFTA. President Trump announced on Monday that he will be terminating the existing trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada and enter into a new deal with Mexico. According to Trump, it could end up being “one of the largest trade deals ever made.” The agreement includes new rules set to incentivize manufacturers to source goods and materials in North America. Amongst a number of new regulations, it will require 75 percent of auto content to be made in the United States and Mexico, an increase of about 13 percent from the current NAFTA regulations. What about Canada? At the moment, the new trade deal is only between the U.S. and Mexico. Canada has been reluctant to join a new trilateral trade pact, but it has shown a continued interest in negotiating with the U.S. With that being said, the pressure is now on Canada to quickly resolve key differences that have ensnared negotiations between the two countries for months. Whether or not Canada joins the agreement has yet to be determined, but even if our neighbors to the north choose to opt […]
Berardi Immigration Law recently helped Jim Armstrong successfully apply for and obtain TN work authorization in order to work for a company in the United States. Jim reached out to Berardi Immigration Law following an offer of employment from Best Approach Publications, located in Arizona. Before reaching out to Berardi Immigration Law, Jim contacted several other attorneys regarding his immigration matter. After his consult call, Jim immediately knew he wanted to work with the attorneys here at Berardi. He says, “Berardi was a breath of fresh air and as soon as I got off the phone following my initial consultation I knew I would be hiring them.” The structure and organization the entire staff provided made the entire process run efficiently, smoothly and without any surprises along the way. After determining that TN work authorization was the best option for Jim based on his citizenship and previous work experience, his attorney took care of the entire process. Jim was more than thrilled with the assistance he received. “It became clear right away that this was a dedicated and highly efficient team that was prepared to listen to my needs, understand my case and provide the service required to assist me.” […]
Berardi Immigration Law recently helped Zachary Landon successfully apply for and obtain TN work authorization in order to work for Fulcrum Construction in the United States. Zachary reached out to Berardi Immigration Law after he was offered employment as a Construction Engineering Technician (Project Engineer) at Fulcrum. Fulcrum Construction was founded in 2003 and is a nationwide retail commercial construction firm. Their expertise is ground-up store construction, open store remodels and tenant improvements. Fulcrum has successfully completed over 1,500 projects. Fulcrum Construction is a versatile company and has completed major projects for well-known retailers such as Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Walmart, in addition to smaller projects. In order to be able to take advantage of this incredible career opportunity with Fulcrum, Zachary needed work authorization in the U.S. Before deciding to work with Berardi Immigration Law, Zachary faced some major challenges in trying to obtain status. He originally looked into applying for TN status on his own, but decided to work with Berardi Immigration Law once he realized how complicated and nuanced the process was. Zachary was relieved to have the assistance of our attorneys’ immigration expertise: “It was a great feeling when I found out Berardi Immigration Law […]