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Employers Advised to File H-1B Petitions for Employees in TN Status

Given President Trump’s campaign statement that the whole North American Fair Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) needs to be reviewed and re-negotiated, the Immigration Group at Ryan Swanson is advising employers to consider filing an H-1B cap petition on April 1, 2017 for those employees who are working under TN nonimmigrant status.  This is because the TN classification is based on NAFTA and if the President withdraws the U.S. from NAFTA, then the TN classification is no longer available for employees.

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor any employees for H-1B status this cap season, please contact one of our immigration attorneys as soon as possible.

Amy Royalty can be reached at 206-654-2260 or
Janet Cheetham can be reached at 206.654.2235 or
Joel Paget can be reached at 206.654.2215 or
Marsha Mavunkel can be reached at 206.654.2253 or

This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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