TN Issues at the Border

TN Issues at the Border

TN Issues at the Border - Recording (CLE Included)
Presented 8/13/2020
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-08-13-DL

TN classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level in certain pre-designated jobs. Canadian citizens can apply for TN admission directly at a port of entry or major Canadian airport. Our panel of experts will discuss issues that may arise during adjudications at the border and strategies to help resolve them.

Featured Topics

  • Recent Trends
  • Scrutinized TN Occupations
  • All Ports Apply the Same Standards and Interpret the Regulations Evenly, Right?
  • Considerations After CBP Denial
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on TNs at the Border


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Alexis S. Axelrad (DL), AILA Board of Governors/CBP Liaison Committee Chair, New York, NY
Alexis S. Axelrad is a Partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP. She is an Elected Director on AILA’s Board of Governors, Chair of AILA National’s CBP Committee and Chair of the NY Chapter’s CBP committee. She is a frequent writer for periodicals and speaker on US immigration and law and maintains a busy corporate and family-based practice with a particular emphasis on interaction with the various offices of DHS & DOS.

Zabrina V. Reich, Buffalo, NY
Zabrina V. Reich, Esq. is a partner at Serotte Reich, LLP, a full-service U.S. and global immigration law firm with an international reputation. Zabrina handles a wide array of immigration matters including family, employment and investment-based immigration (immigrant and non-immigrant), adjustment of status, waivers and border/admissibility issues, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, visa denials, conditional residency and Naturalization. Her experience includes working with clients in a diverse range of industries including but not limited to: professional sports, music and entertainment, fashion, healthcare, education, technology, engineering, energy and business.

Adam D. Smith, Houston, TX
Adam D. Smith is a Senior Associate with Berry Appleman & Leiden in Houston and provides strategic counsel to clients on all aspects of corporate and business immigration. He received his JD from South Texas College of Law and is licensed in both Texas and Ontario.

Devin O'Neill, Toronto, ON
Devin O'Neill is a Senior Attorney at EY Law, LLP representing individuals and businesses on US immigration matters. Previously, Devin was the Regional Protection Officer, Mixed Migration for UNCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa. She is a member of the AILA Canada and Upstate Chapters, serves on AILA's CBP Liaison Committee, and is the AILA Canada Liaison to Pearson CBP. Devin holds a J.D. and an MPH from the University of Michigan Schools of Law and Public Health.

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