According to reports, contrary to previous practice, various
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports of entry (POEs) and
preclearance locations have begun to refuse to process L-1 renewal
and extension petitions from Canadians pursuant to the North
American Free Trade Agreement. Anecdotally, the affected POEs
include Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Pearson,
Edmonton, Seattle, Pembina, Warroad, Pt. Roberts and Sumas.
Some practitioners have sent their Canadian L’s to
consular posts instead to file their I-129S (Nonimmigrant Petition
Based on Blanket L Petition).
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