Memorandum: Lifting of Numerical Cap on Mexican NAFTA Nonimmigrant Professionals ('TN') and Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore [open pdf - 105KB]
"This memorandum notifies and provides guidance to the field (in particular the Nebraska Service Center (NSC)) on a number of significant free trade-related changes, all of which go into effect on January 1, 2004. The first set of changes relates to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), namely the removal of the annual numerical cap on Mexican NAFTA nonimmigrant professionals seeking TN status, and the elimination of the requirement that a TN petition and associated labor condition application (LCA) be filed on behalf of such persons. The second set of changes relates to the implementation of two new Free Trade Agreements with the countries of Chile and Singapore, in particular, the creation of a new H-1B1 nonimmigrant classification for professionals and the extension of E-1/E-2 treaty trader/treaty investor privileges to citizens of the two countries."
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/