HR claims high chance of TN denial for newly naturalized Canadians?
Going to work at the same US company as my SO in September, however my SO is in the last stage of acquiring Canadian citizenship whereas I already have a TN. SO is weeks away from a new grad start date in the states, but SO is technically meant to start in the company's Canadian office as long as SO isn't Canadian. It's too late this year for h1b and SO has no TN option yet, but it looks like citizenship will come after their start date. If SO starts in Canada, they will be locked into an 18mth rotation contract without an option to move to the States during it.
The company says they don't want to petition for a TN visa for SO because of a high risk of denial. Are they pulling our leg because they're too lazy to deal with this messy situation? Should I believe that their visa chances are actually slim due to SO being a new Canadian citizen?