TN Strategies and Trends: Consular and Ports-of-Entry

TN Strategies and Trends: Consular and Ports-of-Entry

TN Strategies and Trends: Consular and Ports-of-Entry - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/24/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

As consular posts resume operations and more individuals travel to the borders following an uptick in the hiring of foreign nationals, the need for current information has grown immensely. Our panel of experts will provide an update on the “New NAFTA”—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). They also will discuss current trends at the northern and southern ports-of-entry, as well as at the consular posts in Mexico. In addition, the experts will employ real-world examples to demonstrate how to resolve problems and/or prevent them prior to submitting a TN application.

Featured Topics:

  • Current Trends at the Northern Border
    • Are Appointments Required and/or Necessary?
    • Canadian Adjudications
    • Tricky TN Categories
  • Current Trends at the Southern Border
    • Automatic Visa Revalidation
    • “Extending” Stay Beyond Current TN Visa Expiration
  • How to Communicate with (CBP) When There Is an Issue or Denial
  • Consular Processing Times in Mexico, How to Obtain and Keep an Appointment

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Zabrina V. Reich (DL), AILA CBP Liaison Committee, Buffalo, NY
Zabrina V. Reich is a partner at Serotte Reich, LLP. Ms. Reich handles a wide array of immigration matters. 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 and business. Ms. Reich is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Reich graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies in 2008. She obtained her J.D./M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo. While pursuing her J.D./M.B.A., Ms. Reich interned with Madison Square Garden and the Honorable Samuel L. Green, New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department. She also spent a semester studying law at the highly acclaimed Bar Ilan University located outside of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Lisa Marie Sotelo, AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee, Dallas, TX
Lisa Marie Sotelo, was admitted to practice law in Texas in November 2004 and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She focuses her practice on Corporate and Investor Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and individuals on a variety of business immigration issues. Her clients span across a wide variety of industries, including construction, education, energy, finance and investment, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and sales, staffing, technology, telecommunications, athletics, and celebrity personalities, among others. Ms. Sotelo also had a breadth of experience in family immigration matters, removal defense litigation, federal litigation, and international adoption.

Robert Nadalin, San Diego, CA
Robert Nadalin is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Nadalin previously served as the AILA San Diego Chapter Chair, as a member of the AILA Board of Governors, and as a member of the USCIS California Service Center liaison committee. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law (1998).

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