The United States has generally been regarded as one of the nations of choice for immigrants throughout its history.
Since being founded by immigrants nearly two and a half centuries ago, the U.S. traditionally welcomed individuals from all over the world, benefiting economically and socially from foreign nationals’ contributions.
Now, on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing economic downturn, and a former administration that was far less welcoming of immigrants in rhetoric and policy, questions are being asked about whether the U.S. is still an attractive option for immigrants.
The reality is that the U.S. remains an excellent choice for immigrants, and here are a few reasons why.
One of the top reasons immigrants consider moving to a new country is for employment opportunities, and, right now, the U.S. is one of the best places in the world to be if you’re looking for a job. A strong jobs report for October 2022 showed that the U.S. unemployment rate is just 3.7 percent.
That report demonstrated that the U.S. had gained back as many jobs as it lost in the wake of the pandemic as the economy continues to steam forward while making the pandemic job losses a thing of the past.
The strong jobs report, which showed growth across nearly all industries, is attractive news for immigrants on two fronts. First, the opportunity for gainful is present in numerous fields. A low unemployment figure also appeals to potential immigrant entrepreneurs, who can capitalize in a market where most people are employed and have money to spend.
Recognition of the Value of Immigrants
While the U.S. has a long history of welcoming immigrants, the country is recognizing that it not only benefits from the contributions of foreign nationals but that it must attract people from throughout the world if it wants to remain a world leader both economically and socially.
Looking at population trends, the U.S. simply will not have enough native people to continue to drive the nation’s economy forward and care for its aging population, to say nothing of immigrants' social and cultural impacts.
In fact, the U.S. merely has to look over its northern border to see how Canada benefits from increased immigration. By and large, the American government and its people recognize the value and need for immigration and are excited by what future immigrants will bring to the United States.
The U.S. is a nation founded by immigrants and is frequently known as “The Great Melting Pot” for the diversity of its people. That designation is once again thriving, particularly under the current administration, attempting to seize the opportunity that welcoming immigrants presents for the country.
The U.S. population is genuinely a conglomerate of people from all regions of the globe. The diverse makeup is attractive for immigrants because not only do they see so many examples of success stories, but they are also likely to meet other immigrants from their countries of origin in the U.S. who can help with the transition.
How Visa Business Plans Can Help
Here at Visa Business Plans, our experienced team has guided thousands of immigrants and their families through the process of starting businesses in the U.S. This life-altering move requires sound judgment and scrutiny, which we provide while also offering you peace of mind.
If you are thinking about starting a business or immigrating to the U.S., call us today to learn more about how you can benefit from our business plans for immigration and business coaching services.
Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in 4 different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.
Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.
At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.