On March 10, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an interim rule in the Federal Register to remove the annual numerical cap on the number of Mexican professional admissions under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Additionally, the rule eliminates the associated requirements of a petition for a Mexican-based NAFTA professional and the corresponding labor condition applications. Both changes are consistent with the NAFTA’s requirement that annual numerical cap and petition provisions for Mexican professional sunset by January 1, 2004. AMDOC#: 200410020