Across the globe, there are words, gestures, phrases and even corporate logos that are universally known among the various people of the world. One phrase that is well known internationally is the "American Dream," a belief that people in America have both the freedom and opportunity to achieve prosperity and success through hard work and determination. Each year, thousands immigrate to the U.S. in pursuit of this American Dream with the hope that they will be able to achieve personal goals and success not possible in their home country due to economic, political or social hindrances.
For immigrants living in the U.S., the quest to achieve the American Dream can be hindered based on which part of America in which they choose to live. In much of the country, immigrants encounter challenges because of poor economies, fewer job opportunities, and higher housing costs and living expenses. However, relocating to Texas offers several benefits for immigrants, and for their overseas relatives that hope to immigrate to America in the future.
First, immigrants relocating to Texas will find a much stronger and robust economy, offering a wider variety of employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers. Immigrants are flocking to Texas because of the vast array of jobs in the oil and gas industry, as well in the medical, agricultural, education and technology sectors. Also, because Texas is a pro-business state, it can be easier for immigrants to start and own their own business, in contrast to areas of the Northeast and West Coast where there are higher taxes and more state, local and union regulations.
In addition, Texas is home to some of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Many individuals that immigrate to Texas find that they are able to bring over their overseas relatives sooner than expected because their income goes farther in Texas than in states such as New York, California, or Illinois. Many immigrants come from cultures where it is common to have both immediate and extended family members all living under one roof. Immigrants in Texas have a much easier time finding affordable housing to accommodate their entire family because of their increased purchasing power and lower living expenses.
Finally, Texas is home to some of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S. For example, Houston is now considered one of the most diverse cities in America, with over 90 different languages spoken in the greater Houston area. Cities such as San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas also have growing immigrant communities, making it easier for immigrants to have community while assimilating to life in America. Texas is also home to many top-rated public school districts and universities, giving immigrants and their children access to quality education often not available in their home countries.
For these reasons, Texas is the ideal location for individuals interested in immigrating to America, or immigrants interested in bringing over relatives from their home country. Christiansen Law Firm is a Texas-based law firm that specializes in Immigration Law and Family Law, offering a full range of services including Family-Based Immigration, Citizenship and Naturalization, Immigration Appeals, Adoption, and Permanent Residency. Christiansen Law Firm can assist individuals pursuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas to enter the U.S. The Immigration Law attorneys of Christiansen Law Firm also offer legal services for immigrants facing Deportation, Detention Bond hearings, or an immigration appeals. Contact Christiansen Law Firm offices in Houston or San Antonio for more information on their Immigration Law services, or to schedule a free consultation.