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Trump Draws Hard Line in NAFTA Talks

Talks near Washington D.C. resumed between the United States, Mexico, and Canada last week regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with President Trump in the Oval Office near the NAFTA talks, where Trump told reporters that it’s possible a deal to save NAFTA

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Traveling Abroad: What You Need to Know About Canadian Immigration

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for business travel outside the United States. Despite that, coming and going isn’t all that simple at times. We spoke with Marina Falkina, a Licensed Canadian Immigration Practitioner (RCIC) in Canada who is affiliated with Envoy, about the basics of Canadian immigration as it relates to business

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What are Dual Intent Visas and Why Do They Matter?

Dual intent visas allow foreign nationals to apply for green card status in the U.S. while still classified under a temporary work visa. The “dual” intent is first, the intent to work in the United States with the help of a work visa, and second, the intent to apply for permanent residency. Some of the

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What Are the Most Common U.S. Work Visa Types?

For employers seeking skilled labor from the global marketplace, the U.S. immigration system offers various work visa types to fit different needs. For employers and workers alike, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the immigration process and the nuances involved in hiring foreign nationals. Here are some of the most common work visas

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TN Visa Benefits: Hiring Global Talent Through NAFTA

The TN visa is a product of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The TN visa allows U.S.-based companies to hire certain Canadian and Mexican citizens who can come to the U.S. for employment. There are quite a few TN visa benefits, which is why it’s one

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TN Visa Requirements: Your Questions Answered

Growing competition for the H-1B visa over the past couple of years has made employers hungry for alternatives to recruiting a global workforce. Enter the TN visa. Created as a part of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN (Treaty NAFTA) visa allows U.S.-based companies to hire certain candidates from Canada and Mexico. While

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Immigration Under President Trump: What We Know So Far

Here is a review of where things stand and what could happen both short and long term. A Little Background There is no denying that immigrants have been an integral part of the technology sector transformation over the past decade, having started more than one-half of the current U.S. start-ups valued at $1 billion or

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I Want to Work in the U.S., But Where Can I Find Visa Jobs?

Sometimes, foreign nationals ask Envoy how we can help them find jobs. While we enable organizations and individuals to more efficiently navigate the immigration process, our focus is on technology and legal services, not job placement. However, we can provide you with a few ideas of where to start your search. Immigrant-specific sites These sites

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7 Ways to Spot Online Immigration Fraud

As any U.S. immigrant already knows, U.S. immigration laws are complex, expansive, and constantly changing. In general, immigrants are at a heightened disadvantage in seeking legal assistance because of their lack of familiarity with U.S. customs, language, and laws. And despite U.S. immigrants’ best efforts to complete the visa process properly, thousands fall victim to

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A Brief History of USCIS

Did you know that USCIS officially took over immigration service duties of the federal government only on March 1, 2003? On that date, USCIS was formed to “enhance the security and improve the efficiency of national immigration services by exclusively focusing on the administration of benefit applications.” (http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/our-history)  In addition to USCIS, you have probably

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