Considering Immigration to the US? Here Are Four Facts to Keep in Mind

There is nothing simple about immigration. The law is very complicated and always changing, and dealing with the government is never easy.

Here are four facts to keep in mind as you weigh your next steps:

1. Your employer may be able to help you get a green card.

If you are working in the U.S. with an H1B or similar visa, your employer may be able to sponsor you for a green card.

2. The length of your wait is often determined by the country you’re from.

No country can receive more than seven percent of the available green cards in any given year. This means that citizens of countries from which there are a lot of applicants are forced to wait for an especially long time. India, China, Mexico, and the Philippines, among others, are countries with an especially long wait time.

3. If you’re in the U.S. as a student and you hope to apply for a green card later, don’t violate the terms of your student visa.

It is easier to violate the terms of your student visa than you may realize. You need to take the requisite course load, and changes in your program need to be approved by the proper authorities. Working without permission can also have serious consequences. Don’t take any chances – seek professional guidance if you’re unsure how to proceed!

4. Your skills and abilities can help your chances.

Currently, professionals such as nurses and physical therapists have an inside track. Practicing other sought-after professions, such as engineering, can also improve your prospects. Immigrant workers are so important to tech firms that Google has an employee dedicated to assisting Google workers with visa and green card issues!

There’s even a category for people with special talents. Well-known authors and musicians probably wouldn’t have any problems getting green cards, but athletes, educators, and business people may also qualify. One of the best ways to improve your chances during the immigration process is to develop one of these in-demand skills.

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