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The opportunities and challenges for immigrants in the U.S.

There are many opportunities living in the U.S. can present to immigrants. This may be a big contributor to the U.S. leading all other countries when it comes to the number of migrants it hosts.

However, along with opportunities, there are difficulties that can arise in connection to immigrating to the United States. These challenges can come in many different forms.

One thing that underscores that living in the U.S. has some challenging aspects for immigrants and that the U.S. still has room for improvement in its environment for immigrants is where the U.S. landed in a recent set of rankings.

The rankings, by U.S. News & World Report, are of the best countries for immigrants in the world. Economic factors, international perceptions and immigration policy were among the factors that were looked at when determining the ranks of the various countries.

While the U.S. was in the top 10 in the rankings, it was not ranked the No. 1 best place for immigrants. In fact, it didn’t even make it into the top five. Rather, it was given a rank of No. 7.

What do you think are some of the hardest things about being an immigrant in the U.S.? What things do you think are most helpful for immigrants when it comes to addressing these difficulties? What do you think would most improve the environment for immigrants in the nation?

Among the challenges that can come up for immigrants to the U.S. are difficulties related to navigating U.S. immigration law. The U.S. has many complex immigration laws, rules, and policies. How an immigrant addresses the issues these laws/rules/policies raise for them could impact how able they are to pursue the opportunities that drew them to America. Immigration attorneys can advise immigrants on what actions can be taken in response to challenging immigration issues that have arisen for them.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, “The Best Countries to Be an Immigrant,” Deidre McPhillips, July 10, 2017

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