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While each region of the United States has its own quirks and identity, there are certain practices that Americans across the country seem to follow. While these ten practices may seem perfectly normal to Americans, you may find them a bit strange as a newcomer to the United States.  1. Treat their pets like family… Read More

Immigrants are 80% more likely to start a business in the United States versus native-born Americans. In Oklahoma, 14,453 immigrant business owners accounted for 7 percent of all self-employed Oklahoma residents in 2018 and have generated $252.3 million in business income. Immigrants continue to support the Oklahoma economy in many ways, from their entrepreneurship and… Read More

One of the requirements to maintain legal immigration status in the United States is a “good moral character.” Good moral character means that a person does not have serious criminal issues and generally fulfills their obligations under the law. When state laws and federal laws contradict, it can negatively affect your legal status. An example… Read More

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) mission is to protect America from cross-border crime and illegal immigration that poses a threat to national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes. ICE was created in March 2002 as part of the Homeland Security Act.… Read More

Living in a new country can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and homesickness as you adjust to your new life. These feelings of culture shock are quite normal and will subside as you become more comfortable in your environment. While you’re adapting to your new life and afterward, having a pet by your side can… Read More

Gainful employment is available for many newcomers to the US, helping them start a new life and provide a rewarding future for themselves. However, in some unfortunate cases, immigrant workers may be illegally denied the right to work with dignity. If an employer treats you differently from other employees because of your citizenship or immigration… Read More

Immigrants make up one out of six workers in the US, and they support the vitality of local economies across the country. Despite the high employment rate among immigrants, those with low-paying jobs do not have the opportunity to complete education and training or improve their English and technical skills, leading to better wages and… Read More

In the US, building a credit history can save you thousands of dollars in rental security deposits and high-interest rates on loans and other credit. Lenders like cell phone providers and utility companies have no way to determine your reliability in paying your bills on time and, as a result, may charge higher fees.  You… Read More

According to the US Department of State, over 33,000 immigrant visas and 414,000 nonimmigrant visas were issued in January 2022 alone. Some may have waited years for their visa approval and hope to stay in the United States permanently. Others come to the United States for vacation, to visit family, or to pursue an education.… Read More