Bloomberg Law
Oct. 2, 2018, 7:26 PM

Visa Provisions of New Trade Deal Largely Mirror NAFTA

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Visas for professionals from Canada and Mexico will continue under the trade agreement the Trump administration reached with the two countries to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In fact, the visa provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement mirror those in NAFTA, Rosanna Berardi of Berardi Immigration Law in Buffalo, N.Y., told Bloomberg Law Oct. 1. Though the agreement still has to be approved by Congress, it’s unlikely that lawmakers will make any changes to that part of it, she said.

The focus during negotiations really appeared to be on the trade and tariff side rather than on immigration, she ...