Corporations Moving Foreign Workers Outside of the United States

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By: Ajay Hasija

United States immigration has been increasingly less friendly to many large, medium, and small businesses due to increasing delays, Requests for Evidence (RFE), and visa rejections. Many companies are transferring their skilled workers to nearshore operations in countries like Canada and Mexico to service clients in the US. Indian nationals still factor in at 70% of the US work permits issued to technology professionals.

Mexican immigration is increasingly favorable to international businesses. Generally a local or sister entity in Mexico is needed for sponsorship. Business immigration to Canada is often faster than the US, and Temporary Work Permits can provide rapid relief. In addition, Canada work permits can lead to permanent residency as well as citizenship fairly quickly.

To explore immigration options for nearshore activity, please contact: globaldesk@chugh.com.