ChewDawg wrote:touduke wrote:
just out of curiosity - are these TN-1 Nafta visa professionals coming from Mexico also not allowed to marry or to get pregnant like their "counterparts" in Taiwan? Are they allowed to chose habitation, are they allowed to leave their dorm by night, is their passport confiscated, do they have fixed working hours? How much are they protected by law - or how much are they depending on the "good-will" of their bosses?
The answer to your question would depend/differ based on the employer---just as in Taiwan.
ChewDang - that's not correct and kind of insulting to the US system.
There are important differences. To name some:
TN-1 Nafta professionals in the US have the chance to get their spouses and children into the US for the time of their employment (TD status). After the spouse is in the US she/he can try to change the TD into a temporary working visa and legally work. Domestic helpers in Taiwan can't have thior kids or spouse in the country to live with them.
ASAIK There is no limit of years a person can be on TN-1 status.
A TN-1 professional can change or add employers (at least in some states in the US), something a domestic worker in Taiwan can't do (legally).