Brazilians are refraining from risking illegal entry into the United States!

The number of Brazilian citizens caught attempting irregular crossings into the United States saw a significant drop between 2021 and 2022. While the number of detained immigrants increased by 33% compared to the previous year, the number of Brazilians decreased from 80,600 to 37,400 in 2022.

On the other hand, the legal migration flow of Brazilians to the United States has been increasing for various reasons: security, the prospect of a better future, the economic situation in the country, education, etc. Many are starting to understand that the path to the United States is much safer and more accessible through a legal process than risking an illegal crossing through Mexico, even risking their lives. It certainly turns out to be more “cost-effective.” There are 140 visas available for those wishing to reside in the United States.

An immigrant and their family who meet the requirements for a visa category have great potential for approval, says immigration lawyer Ingrid Domingues McConville. The key is to be well-advised and well-informed about all the stages involved in the process.

The most sought-after visa for those wanting to work in Uncle Sam’s land is the “Employment Based” visa, a permanent visa that allows immigrants to work legally. Among them is the EB2-NIW visa, one of the most requested by foreigners currently, as it leads to the Green Card for the immigrant and their family. To qualify, it is necessary to have academic qualifications, a career with extensive experience, and demonstrate importance to the United States. For the “construction” of the process, the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer is recommended, as the processes become much more complex for a layperson.

The path to legal immigration is possible, and there is no need to risk an illegal adventure, acting hastily, irresponsibly, and uninformed, because even though the legal path to immigrate requires patience, it is worth it.