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How do immigrants start a new life from scratch?

Some immigrants have family already living here who can support them until they get on their feet. Other people come over on student visas & end up getting a job and staying here full-time. But what about the families that come over here with nothing?? How do they simply pack up their stuff & come to America?? What do they do until they find a job, home, car, etc.?? I don't understand how they just come over here.

Asked By: ItsBitzo - 12/24/2012
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they dont just come over ....thats not possible... More
Answered By: Frank - 12/24/2012
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There are few families who come here that way, legally... More
Answered By: Steve O - 12/24/2012
 
The most commonly used immigrant visa categories require having a job offer, having immediate relatives in the US, being married to a US citizen or having a lot of money that you're going to invest in US businesses. So really, most US immigrants don't start "from scratch"--they couldn't get visas that way.
Answered By: Kim - 12/24/2012
 
Any intending immigrant has to have a qualified sponsor. Since it's pretty much impossible to sponsor a dad, a mom, and their children at the same time, the scenario you are describing doesn't really exist, except if the immigrant is someone with a Ph.D. in nuclear physics or genetic engineering who has published many... More
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Answered By: Brother_Hesekiel - 12/24/2012
 
What about the Green Card lottery winners? I read in the instruction that they will not be considered as public charged. So they have to find a job with their own. right?
Answered By: New Badoush - 1/7/2014
 
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