TN Visas Survive Trade Deal, But Challenges May Remain

By Nicole Narea (October 2, 2018, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The United States, Canada and Mexico are maintaining key provisions of a North American Free Trade Agreement visa program as part of their renegotiated deal announced Sunday night, but the transition to the new regime may still present challenges, attorneys said.

Kathleen Campbell Walker, Dickinson Wright LLP's immigration practice group chair and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said the new agreement largely represents a continuation of the status quo for so-called nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional visas, or TN visas, which have allowed Canadian and Mexican nationals to work in the U.S. for American or foreign employers for a renewable...

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