There's nothing in your scenario that would indicate that he cannot, however, having more information would be helpful. What is the purpose of the first visit? What type of work visa?
Contact an immigration attorney and discuss these and other questions in private.
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There is no prohibition from having a tourist visa, and then obtaining a work visa to come to the United States. I can imagine there are thousands of people who have had both of those visas.
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A citizen of Mexico (or Moldova or whatever) can have two (2) visas in his/her passport, but can only be admitted on one visa status per visit, depending on what the stated purpose of the travel is and the CBP officer's willingness to admit one as such at the airport or POE.
The scenario you are advancing is perfectly feasible.
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yes, how he or she is admitted will depend on what the intended purpose of the visit will be.
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