Three years ago, Mexican entrepreneur Mike Galarza founded a fledgling automated bill pay platform called Entryless. The San Francisco-based tech company now boasts of clients around the world.
Galarza entered the Silicon Valley tech scene while on a TN visa, created under the North American Free Trade Agreement for high-skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals to work in the U.S.
Now Galarza is worried that the career path he took could be in jeopardy with President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to re-write the trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It’s difficult enough, Galarza said, for tech entrepreneurs to find enough U.S. talent without looking to foreign high-skilled engineers who might only be able to work in the U.S. on a TN visa.