Immigration : For The Family

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Immigration: For the Family

The United States of America has repeatedly been called a “land of immigrants” due to its extensive and continuing history of taking in large amounts of foreign born people from all over the world. Despite this, immigration has always been a controversial subject. These issues have existed as far back as the time of George Washington—when it was thought that too many German settlers would flood and eventually stamp out the treasured British culture of the colonies. Throughout history, each new wave of immigrants has brought along new fears and disputes. In the face of these hardships, immigrants have carved out places for themselves within the United States and even succeeded in paving the way for future
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Hoseung’s uncle owned a restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii and offered to sell it to them. This would allow them to apply for a business visa, and later, possibly a business based green card. These usually only allow for a trip of about three to six months and require passports, DS-160 immigration forms, an application fee, photo identification and a visa interview. After the allotted time has passed, they must renew the visa (“Visitor Visa,” 2017). Eventually, Hoseung’s parents would go on to gain a green card. He is not sure through what avenue they got it. It can be assumed that they either applied for a business based green card or a family based green card. As Hoseung’s father’s brother is a United States Citizen, Hoseung’s father could have applied as a sibling of a citizen. This would allow him to bring along his spouse and minor children. This is the fifth preference for family related green cards and would have probably taken years to get processed by the United States Alternatively, they could have also gained a green card through business means. One option for them is the third preference which includes skilled workers and professionals. Although this is a higher preference, it also would have probably taken years to get accepted by the United States (“Green Card Eligibility,” 2011). Once the legalities were taken care of, they then had to deal with the actual process of moving. Support from their family in Korea was easily given
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