President Donald Trump’s order to study ways to reform the visa program for foreign workers in the U.S. may inadvertently help Mexico draw more tech jobs, the Financial Times reports.
Technology outsourcers from India, Europe and the U.S. are looking at setting up offices in the Latin American country to provide tech support to U.S. clients, the newspaper said.
Tech Mahindra, one of India’s biggest information technology companies, plans to double its Mexican operations in the next year and a half if the Trump administration places tighter restrictions on Indians seeking skilled H-1B visas.
“We’ve been having several conversations that we want to ramp up the operations in [Latin] America — especially English-speaking operations — because of the current administration,” Arvind Malhotra, global head of strategic accounts and South America at Tech Mahindra, told the FT.
The visa program, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, was