Despite the fact that the United States was entirely founded on immigration, a lot of people believe myths about the process. This can lead to a lot of confusion, both for the immigrants and for native citizens.
In an effort to stop this from happening, let’s quickly bust three myths that often get repeated.
1. It’s very simple and easy to immigrate
This is just not the case. You don’t just walk up to the border, talk to a few people and get to immigrate quickly. It can take months or years, there is complex paperwork, and there is a litany of mistakes that can jeopardize your chances. This is why it’s so important to have the right team on your side.
2. Immigrants harm the local economy
Nothing could be further from the truth. Immigrants actually help local economies in many ways. They provide a valuable workforce and help the economy run smoothly.
3. The United States just lets anyone in with open immigration policies
While the United States does have more open immigration policies than some countries, it is not true that they are the most open in the world or anything of that nature. In fact, when you compare the rates of immigration in the United States against much of the rest of the developed world, the U.S. is not at the top of that list. It’s actually difficult to enter the country.
All of this shows you that there are misconceptions about immigration that can cloud this process. Be sure you know exactly what legal steps to take and what is expected of you as you attempt to immigrate to the United States.