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TN visa used to import Mexican aircraft mechanics

June 20, 2009

A Dallas, Texas TV station (WFAA) did an excellent news report recently. In it, they tell how NAFTA TN visas were used to replace 100 American airline mechanics with cheaper ones from Mexico. It all happened at a company called San Antonio Aerospace (SAA).[Loophole allows for easy immigration for aircraft mechanics,, June 17, 2009]

This newsletter has discussed the TN (Trade NAFTA) visa many times. It is used to import the same types of foreign professionals as H-1B, except that the TN visa has far less protections for Americans, and the number of visas is unlimited from Canada and Mexico. It’s a recipe for disaster!

I wrote a paper in 2003 about TN visas. Nothing has changed since then so you can read about it here:

The story continues …..

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