Trumps Limits Immigration to the U.S. by Presidential Proclamation

Trumps Limits Immigration to the U.S. by Presidential Proclamation

At one minute before midnight on April 23, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants to the United States will become effective. There are several notable exceptions to the broad suspension of immigration announced in the Proclamation. Many of the exceptions appear to bear little relationship to the stated objective of aiding U.S. workers recently unemployed due to...

Trump Suspends Immigration to the U.S.

Trump Suspends Immigration to the U.S.

Late on April 20, 2020, President Trump posted a tweet announcing he was suspending immigration to the U.S. in an effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chaos ensued among foreign workers in the U.S. and companies utilizing the skills of those workers. This illustrates the primary problem with governing by tweet. No one knows yet what...

North By Southwest Podcast: Episode 2

North By Southwest Podcast: Episode 2

Join us for our new Podcast: North By Southwest. Want to learn more about navigating through the travel restrictions from Canada to the US? In this episode, Ken Harder, immigration attorney with Dunbar Harder and CTCC advisory board member, joins us to discuss the Covid-19 travel restrictions from Canada to the United States.

The CARES Act Summary

The CARES Act Summary

Relief Available for Businesses and Individuals The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the Act) became law on March 27, 2020. The estimated $2+ trillion and 880-page legislation includes public health spending, immediate cash relief for citizens, a lending program for small businesses and targeted relief for hard-hit industries. A brief summary of the Act follows: Please contact Weinstein...

Statement of the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19-Related Border Issues

Statement of the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19-Related Border Issues

On March 18, the Governments of Canada and the United States both agreed that the 8,891 kilometre (5,500 mile) border between the two countries would be closed to all but commercial and other essential traffic.  For both countries, this is an extraordinary and unprecedented measure. Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, who also led Canada’s negotiations, in her former role...

Updated Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada

Updated Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada

Effective March 18, 2020, certain travel restrictions were introduced between the United States and Canada in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19. The restrictions announced include certain exceptions for persons crossing the border for commercial, trade and health-related reasons. Leisure travel between Canada and the United States currently is prohibited. The travel restrictions between Canada and...

Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada

Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada

The United States and Canada announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 that certain travel restrictions will be introduced between the two countries in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19. Details of the travel restrictions remain unclear at this writing but it appears that there will be exceptions and exemptions for certain persons. While leisure travel will...

Energy Reception featuring Consul General of Canada – Rachel McCormick

Energy Reception featuring Consul General of Canada – Rachel McCormick

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend our 2020 Energy Reception on Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30 pm, featuring Rachel McCormick, the Consul General of Canada. This event will bring Canadian and US companies together for program remarks and a hosted reception. We will also be formally announcing our new The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce Alignment Member, Bechtel....

Discussion with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Economic Development, Victor Fedeli

Discussion with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Economic Development, Victor Fedeli

February 11, 2020 For Immediate Release Dallas – The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host an intimate round-table with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Economic Development, Victor Fedeli, at The Network Bar on February 10, 2020. The participants included an exclusive panel of CTCC board members and advisory board members as well as prominent companies engaged in...