Most of the technical professional graduates of U.S. colleges and universities are foreign students. U.S. employers seeking to employ this talent find the TN and H1B employment authorization are the most favorable employment options available to them.
While President Trump has criticized the H1B program he has not said he will push regulations to eliminate the H1B program. The Trump plan calling for a Cracking down on those who abuse the system would create more H1B opportunities for smaller U.S. firms to retain and bring foreign talent to the U.S.
In contrast President Trump has stated he will eliminate the NAFTA agreement. President Trump can exit NAFTA without Congress by invoking NAFTA's Article 2205 which provides a party may withdraw from the agreement six months after giving written notice. The result of which would be the end of the NAFTA TN-1 along with the end of NAFTA.
An employer with this political climate in mind can still consider both the TN and H1B. When the TN-1 is available it is immediately available. An employer can immediately sponsor a TN professional for employment without waiting for an approval under the H1B Cap. Then the employer can then sponsor the valued TN professional by filing an H1B petition with long term permanent employment in mind.
In addition to the longer term certainty of the H1B over the TN. An employer would file the H1B petition with long term employment in mind. TN employment authorization is not available for permanent employment. On the other hand, the H1B specifically permits an employer's petition and employee's application for permanent employment.
Litwin & Smith limits our practice to U.S. immigration related law. We have an impeccable record of TN and H1B filings. Our firm is nationally recognized as the premiere employment immigration firm. We represent companies in all industries seeking to employ foreign nationals. We have been very successful in preparing and obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for them and the subsequent green card application. The TN and H1B visas are often the first nonimmigrant employment visa obtained for foreign nationals. We prepare hundreds of nonimmigrant employment petitions each year. We routinely provide immigration assistance to foreign nationals from all over the world. We offer excellent service at a competitive price. Of course, price isn't everything. We also have an excellent reputation for our availability, responsiveness, timeliness, professionalism and expertise.
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