Immigration Impact Unclear as NAFTA Negotiations Continue

Canada, Mexico, and the United States concluded their sixth round of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) negotiation talks. Although there was progress in key issues, the negotiations are expected to continue beyond the March 31 deadline and could slow down throughout the year due to the Mexican general election in July and the United States mid-term elections in November. As there is no movement on discussions about labor and immigration, current TN petitions and applications will proceed as normal. Negotiations will reconvene in late February for the seventh round of talks.