Se Habla Inglés: Call Centers in Mexico are Turning Deportees into Telemarketers

Deported Mexicans that have spent a lifetime in the United States are becoming a hot commodity at telemarketing companies in Tijuana. Why? Because of their strong grasp of English. Telemarketing companies actively recruit these English speakers to their call centers to do everything from customer service to collecting debt.

A new video by AJ+ tells the story of deportees like Luis Aguero Andrade, who was deported in 2013.

According to the video, 70% of the call center workers are migrants or deportees.

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Apparently, they caught these workers on “wear your soccer jersey to the office day.”

The telemarketing execs give an interesting pitch to deportees:

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Andrade appears grateful for the gig, but admits something doesn’t feel quite right:

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Watch the full video:

If you were deported, would you take a job like this or try to make your way back to the U.S.?  Tell us in the comments below. 

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