DHS Changes Rules for TN NAFTA Visa

This is pretty incredible, not public comment, no hearing, no Congress. U.S. increases working visa to 3 years:

Canadian and Mexican Trade NAFTA (TN) professionals can now apply for a U.S. work visa lasting up to 3 years under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has increased the maximum period from one to three years.

This makes it equal to the initial period of admission given to H-1B professional workers.

Eligible TN non-immigrants may now be allowed to receive extensions of stay in increments of up to three years instead of the prior maximum period of stay of one year.

The TN visa category is open to Canadians and Mexicans with at least a bachelor’s degree or similar professional qualifications working in areas such as accountancy, engineering, science and teaching.

The change in legislation will benefit U.S. employers by increasing the amount of time TN non-immigrants will be able to work for them before having to seek an extension of status.

Does anyone believe with massive layoffs in Professional career areas, magically the United States needs to turn a TN Visa into a H-1B?

Corporate lobbyists get their way through the Bush administration and DHS.

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Bush administration hates American workers

The Bush administration must hate American workers. They are getting laid off by the thousands, skilled Americans with college degrees.

And how does the Bush administration help them? It spits in their face by importing more foreign workers to take any of the scant existing job opportunities that laid off Americans and college graduates need.

This edict from Bush/DHS is illegal

This is in essence an increase in the number of guest-worker visas. But only Congress has the authority to increase guest-worker visas. It is illegal for the executive branch to legislate this.

Once again, the Bush administration disgraces our system of laws, and our Constitution, by taking the law into their own hands. And our elected Congress sits on their hands and lets it happen.

This and many other instances like this should be brought before a court of law and the Bush administration should be punished for their disdain of the law.

I really thought I was incapable of being shocked by guest worke

guest worker stunts, but they keep getting more incredible

I've sounded the alarms to all who follow this (because of course the mainstream media wont report this), and contacted my Senators

The only possible good that can come from this is, that in the same month as the bailout, that it is so outragious, so criminal, that even the thickest skulls can finally see the guest worker scam for what it is and has always been

but man, what a cost