Attys Brace For Potential Slash Of TN Visas In NAFTA Talks

By Nicole Narea (June 6, 2018, 10:17 PM EDT) -- While President Donald Trump proceeds with rocky negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, attorneys are preparing for the possibility that one of the treaty's key visa programs might be on the chopping block.

So-called nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional visas, or TN visas, allow Canadian and Mexican nationals to work in the U.S. for American or foreign employers for a renewable term of three years. Almost 15,000 TN visas were issued in 2016, according to the most recent available government statistics on the program.

With no statutory cap, the program has been viewed as a "relief valve" for the overburdened H-1B...

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