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Will NAFTA Help Indians Bypass U.S. Visa Limitations?

As Indian firms fight the threat of H-1B restrictions, IT services companies might not leave their fate to politics. In an effort to reduce their need for visas, they may look to increase their presence south of the border.

Indian IT firms have boosted operations in Mexico in recent years to serve Latin American and U.S. customers. One advantage to doing so involves the North American Free Trade Agreement, which enables Mexican and Canadian professionals to work in the U.S. without an H-1B visa.

The question is, will NAFTA allow Indian workers to find a way to avoid H-1B restrictions and enter the U.S.?

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As Indian firms fight the threat of H-1B restrictions, IT services companies might not leave their fate to politics. In an effort to reduce their need for visas, they may look to increase their presence south of the border.

Indian IT firms have boosted operations in Mexico in recent years to serve Latin American and U.S. customers. One advantage to doing so involves the North American Free Trade Agreement, which enables Mexican and Canadian professionals to work in the U.S. without an H-1B visa.

The question is, will NAFTA allow Indian workers to find a way to avoid H-1B restrictions and enter the U.S.?

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