Heading to the United States: What Can Go Right and What Can Go Wrong?

Many Brazilians are considering the idea of moving to the United States to change their lives, and obviously, for the better. But what can one expect from this change?

In just this year alone, the United States government issued over 280,000 new Green Cards based on work petitions for immigrants from all corners of the globe, including Brazilians. All of this is due to the success of work visas or employability visas, which are divided into categories: EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 visas. To obtain this type of visa, qualifications and specializations are necessary. But is it easy?

Well, as lawyer Ingrid D. McConville puts it, the word “easy” does not exist in the immigration vocabulary. Many people arrive in the United States thinking they will quickly find a job, make money, buy a nice car, and so on. They come with tourist visas and want to immediately secure a legal visa. Pure illusion! What often happens is that the majority end up living in the country illegally. This is what has gone wrong for thousands of Brazilians living illegally in the United States.

The law provides opportunities for very specific individuals, not for everyone. It depends on how prepared you are, your academic background, the type of work you are seeking, and the kind of life you want to lead. All of this needs to be well-planned, and talking to someone with significant experience is crucial. Therefore, an experienced lawyer is not only prepared to inform you about the laws but is also prepared to guide you and direct you on the path that aligns with your expectations for a life change, which varies for each person. Singles, married individuals, young people, adults, seniors—all have different goals.

To make it work, take advantage of the current moment when the United States is facing a shortage of professionals in many areas because the job market cannot absorb enough professionals to meet all demands. A well-crafted process, designed according to the rules of the American immigration system, has higher chances of approval. Doing things correctly is how you can become a permanent resident of the United States. Want to know more? Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/dmvisalaw?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

  • Ingrid Domingues-McConville founded DM VISA LAW – Domingues McConville, P.A. in 1995. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Ingrid earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 27 years of experience in immigration law, Ingrid has represented clients throughout the United States and the world, both in business and family immigration matters. She has helped companies and individuals obtain visas and permanent residence in the United States. Ingrid plays a significant leadership role in the Brazilian community in South Florida and across the United States, providing much-needed legal guidance and advice.