PREFACE

The year 2020 was turbulent in many ways and posed new, but very real challenges for immigrants in the United States that are expected to continue into 2021.

At the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the US harder than any other country in the world. Several studies show that the pandemic has heightened inequalities across the US, disproportionately affecting the country’s immigrant population. The health crisis has also led to some visa processes being delayed or suspended.

The November 3rd presidential election has also tipped the US into a period of political uncertainty, and many US immigration policies are expected to drastically change under the new Biden administration.

Finally, the coronavirus has plunged the US economy into recession, largely affecting the labor market. Fortunately, the past few months have offered up a few encouraging signs of recovery. Let’s hope it lasts.

This guide aims to provide you with the best information available to help you get started in creating the life you dream of in America. We will update it regularly to bring you the very latest on this topic.

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