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Following Spike of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S., Border Restrictions Continue

In a move that was not surprising due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and the Mexican Foreign Ministry have both announced the continuation of the COVID-19 border restrictions between Canada, Mexico and the United States.  These restrictions were first announced in March and have been extended four times since then.  The restrictions are now set to expire on August 21, 2020 but are subject to further extensions.

These closures are not meant to affect essential goods and services.  But travel for tourism including but not limited to sightseeing, recreation, gambling or attending cultural events is non-essential and not allowed.  The restrictions only affect land ports of entry.

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
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Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...

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