|Release Date: 03/29/2022
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The 2022 edition of AILA’s USMCA Toolbox contains practical guidance for practitioners with Canadian and Mexican clients seeking admission under the nonimmigrant categories covered by the U.S.-Canada-Mexico agreement, with a focus on TN, L, and B admissions.
The Toolbox collects articles from leading practitioners in the field, covering topics such as:
- TN procedures for Canadians and for Mexicans
- What to expect at the border and how to deal with CBP officers
- TN issues specific to economists, healthcare workers, computer systems analysts, management consultants, and self-employment
- How to handle TN denials
- Waivers for TN inadmissibility
- Expedited removal
- Maintaining TN status while applying for permanent residence
- B-1 after-sales service
- Choosing between USCIS and port-of-entry processing for L-1s
In addition, the Toolbox contains samples forms, letters, and other documents commonly used in USMCA cases, to give practitioners a model for successful applications. The Toolbox consists of downloadable files that you can adapt for use in each case.
Immigration lawyers with a cross-border practice will find AILA’s USMCA Toolbox an indispensable guide to the most common methods of bringing our neighbors to the north and south to the United States to work in a professional capacity.
Daniel P. Joyce has been an AILA member since 1993. He started his career as a corporate transactional attorney for a large Philadelphia law firm before returning to his hometown of Buffalo during the early years of United States-Canada free trade. He is a partner at the Buffalo law firm Fiegel, Carr and Joyce, where he advises clients on matters relating to cross-border immigration matters as well as employment-based and family-based immigration. He is a former chapter chair of the AILA Upstate New York Chapter. Mr. Joyce is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds JD (magna cum laude) and MBA (with distinction) degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Zabrina V. Reich is the managing attorney at Serotte Reich, PLLC, based in Buffalo. Ms. Reich has exclusively practiced immigration law since 2013 and is admitted to practice law in the state of New York. Ms. Reich is a current member of the AILA-CBP National Liaison Committee as well as the Upstate NY AILA-CBP Liaison Committee. Due in part to her proximity to the border, Ms. Reich has developed particular expertise in TN applications, waiver/admissibility issues, and border-problem cases. Ms. Reich graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a BA in communication studies in 2008. In 2013, she received her JD magna cum laude and her MBA with a marketing concentration from the University at Buffalo./p>
Danielle Rizzo is Co-Chair of the Immigration Practice Group of Harris Beach, LLC and based in Buffalo. She is a past chair of AILA’s CBP Liaison Committee and is currently serving as Vice Chair of AILA’s Business Section Steering Committee.
Andrew M. Wilson is a partner and Immigration Practice Group co-leader with Lippes Mathias LLP in Buffalo. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law, the International Who’s Who for Corporate Immigration Law, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers—Upstate. He has been named Buffalo Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2018, and 2021. He currently serves as an AILA local CBP liaison and has also been active in SHRM as a panel member on its Global Special Expertise Panel and Corporate Social Responsibility Special Expertise Panel.
He previously authored TNs for Computer Professionals Under NAFTA for AILA’s Immigration Practice & Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement, 2nd ed. (2001) and TNs for Non-Degreed Professionals: Part of the NAFTA Family for the third edition (2006) of that book.