tl;dr IT-Bernd wants to migrate from Germany to the U.S. and needs advice
Bernd, after decades of cultural enrichment in Germany I decided to give something back and move to the U.S. of A. Has anyone migrated to the U.S. before? What do I need to know? (Links are fine, too, no need to type all the stuff down)
I am in IT-Security and have OK connections to the Seattle area and better connections to SF/Bay Area. Also, there would be job openings in NY that I can apply to. I have been to NY and would rather not live there for longer than a year or two. I have also been to the Bay Area and love it there, but probably would not be able to afford living there, unless I want to spend most of my salary on the rent.
I applied for the Diversity Lottery and I think I will not win there. So the best way into the U.S. would be via a visa with working permission, right? How does this work? Can I trust the employer's legal team to sort all that stuff out for me? What if I want to switch jobs after a while, will the visa still be valid?
Any hints, links, etc. from US-Bernd are welcome. Also, if Bernd has migrated from Germany/Europe to the U.S., what advise do you have for me?
Study up on some US history, theres a citizenship you need to pass. Its easy so as the mexicans can get in.
Also do you know if you have any relatives living in the US? The midwest US has a lot of German roots. Other than that, google is your best fiend.
Good luck German-bro, hope you can escape the mudslimes
>So the best way into the U.S. would be via a visa with working permission, right? How does this work? Can I trust the employer's legal team to sort all that stuff out for me?
They will, but they will chose a US citizen over you if your qualities aren't outstanding. It's a bit of a hassle, that's why.
Have you ever thought of moving to Portland? The people are nice here and there are plenty of job opportunities.
If the citizenship was so easy then why are there so many illegal mexicans here? In some areas I feel like they are refugees.
I don't know about visas but i can help out with anything else. most cities in california will cost a lot. Living in Portland also costs a bit, but you can just live in the surrounding areas. We have a very good trans system. One of our rail cars takes over 2 hours from far west (Hillsboro) to far east (Gresham) because it's that long.
>What if I want to switch jobs after a while, will the visa still be valid?
They'll put clauses in your contract that if you decide not to work for them in a certain period of time you'll have to either leave to country and/or pay them a shitload of money for their failed investment.
>If the citizenship was so easy then why are there so many illegal mexicans here?
you have to legally live in the US of A with a permanent residency card for at least 5 years to apply for citizenship, buddy. If you're living in the US and a married to a US citizen you'll be eligible after 3 years of residency/marriage.