Can an average Spanish speaking US Citizen in San Diego or San Antonio, freely take a job in Starbucks Mexico in Tijuana or Monterrey?   ?

What are the exact rules for US Citizens commuting in the opposite direction and working in jobs in cities either across the southern border, or more professional level roles such as an HR Advisor in Mexico City?   

In which currency would the US Citizen get paid in and is there the same level of labour market flexibility and mobility in this respect as the EU, where a German can just get a job across the border in Belgium, or an Austrian work in France?

Similarly, would Jack in the Box or Denny's in Mexico hire US Citizens living in Chula Vista, South Diego, to work in a newly opened restaurant in a shopping plaza in Tijuana? 

Like Canada, does the TN visa rule come into play here?    

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  • 1 month ago
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    First, a very substantial percentage of those Spanish-speaking US citizens you are talking about are actually dual-nationals. There are millions of children born in US to Mexican citizens (mostly illegal aliens) who therefore hold birthright citizenship of Mexico, born to Mexican citizens. They need no visa to live, work, whatever in Mexico anytime for any length of time. There are also TN visas under NAFTA for certain specialists.

    Any foreign workers anywhere are paid in the currency of the country where they work, under labor laws & typical local payrates of citizens of the country where they work. So workers in Mexico, domestic & foreign, are paid in Mexican pesos at Mexican rates for the job. NOBODY who is US citizen is going to work in Mexico in Starbucks or Junk in a Box, not even dual-nationals, as the pay is too low.

    If they need employment visa, they cannot get one for low-level jobs as Mexico is extremely short of such jobs. Need advanced education, experience - "highly educated & skilled" - to qualify for employment visas, same as anywhere else in the world nowadays. Mexico, and most Central & South American countries, have massive gluts of uneducated, untrained, unskilled labor.

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    US citizens can work in Mexico under a TN visa. Why would they? They would get paid in pesos, at Mexican wages.

    You do not qualify to work at a Starbucks or Denny's, etc under a TN visa.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you worked in Mexico, you would be paid in Mexican currency, probably less than you'd make at the same job in the US.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What are the exact rules for US Citizens commuting in the opposite direction and working in jobs in cities either across the southern border, or more professional level roles such as an HR Advisor in Mexico City? In which currency would the US Citizen get paid in and is there the same level of labour market flexibility and mobility in this respect as the EU, where a German can just get a job across the border in Belgium, or an Austrian work in France? Similarly, would Jack in the Box or Denny's in Mexico hire US Citizens living in Chula Vista, South Diego, to work in a newly opened restaurant in a shopping

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