Mexico City – September 2023 – A reminder that citizenship matters
Last month I attended an Immigration Conference in Mexico City. It was organized by Buffalo immigration lawyer Joe Grasmick and focussed on the USMCA, CUSMA (formerly called the NAFTA Free Trade Immigration Visa- TN Visa). The conference highlighted the opportunities available to citizens of Canada, Mexico and the USA to live in any one of these three countries performing certain professional services for which they are qualified.
In a nutshell the “Free Trade Immigration” visa is an opportunity for:
1. Citizens of the United States, Canada and/or Mexico who have the status of being certain kinds of professionals (who they are and their professional qualfications); to accept
2. Certain kinds of employment (what will they actually be doing).
The devil is certainly in the details. Immigration under the “Free Trade Professional” category has its own nuances. It is certainly more difficult than it appears (and is described).
The conference was a “sobering” reminder that “citizenship matters”!