However, recent changes to immigration laws have made legal immigration to the United States more difficult. As recently as February of 2018, the United States office of Citizenship and Immigration Services removed the phrase “America’s promise as a nation of immigrants” entirely from its mission statement.
Although it is more difficult to immigrate to the United States, there are still ways to do so. Here are some brilliant ways to legally call this country your own country.
6. Through the immediate family
Having an immediate family member who is a U.S. citizen, you can legally migrate to the country, according to USCIS. Take for instance, if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen, the unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizen or the parent of a U.S. citizen (if the U.S. citizen is 21 or older), you may immigrate.
However, exclusions apply and you must first obtain authorization to enter the United States through an application process.
5. Win the lottery
It may not be Powerball, but if you’re serious about immigrating to the United States, it’s also good.
Each year, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) offers up to 50,000 immigrant visas to eligible persons. Although the draw is completely random, entries include people from countries with low immigration rates to the United States.
If you are selected, you must have an immigrant visa immediately available and be admissible to the United States(9).
The United States is a thriving country of individuals seeking a place to be free, and it has been based on these unique principles. No matter how you travel to the United States, we welcome you to our country as wonderful immigrants.