There are multiple ways one can legally migrate into the US. Immigration policies and changes are determined by the current government administration and political relationships between the US and other countries.
Most of the immigrant visa categories the US have a limited amount of visas issued and available each year. The easiest way for foreign national to come to the US is to obtain a green card or permanent resident card by marriage to a US citizen. An individual can also enter the US under a fiancée visa status. However, upon entry into the US the person is required to file an adjustment of status and marry the person within 90 days. They also have to prove that they met the person prior to their entry into the United States.
The H1B visa, allows employers to hire certain skilled workers for specialized permanent jobs. H1B applicants can also apply for their families to migrate to the US. Most specialist employee visas allow the applicant to bring over their family under an automatic green card status. The company has to first prove that they are not able to hire a qualified American to fill the position. Over the past decade South Asian immigrants specializing in IT and other technical fields were able easily to migrate into the US under the H1B visa. However, Trump’s recent program, “Buy American Hire American” initiative can have an impact on companies hiring Indians with IT degrees.
Regardless of how one migrates to the United States, immigrants need to be aware of their rights. Many people assume that they are not protected under the law. Immigrants should especially educate themselves about the state law in relationship to landlord/tenant rights, and workers rights. Immigrants should also keep their paperwork updated and contact an attorney of any issues that arise throughout their immigration process. This is important to avoid unnecessary incrimination and deportation.
Further US immigration policies and updates and procedures can be obtained through their website: www.uscis.gov.