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Is moving to seek a better life something Americans value and admire?
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Throughout history people have moved to make life better for themselves and their families. People move in this country to be closer to their loved ones or to pursue new employment opportunities, or to be in environments that help them thrive.
It's hard to move - to pack up everything and go to a new place takes courage - but people do it in order to put food on the table, to provide for their families, or send their kids to a decent school. Undocumented Americans are no different in setting out with courage to make things better for themselves and their families. Moving to make a better life for one's family is one of the best things and one of the hardest things a person can do. People all over the world understand the difficulties of relocation and migration and with all of its complexities, sacrifices and challenges, they still find it a worthy endeavor.
greatest motivations for moving are often love and family, that's often
overlooked when people are told to "get in line" to get papers. It's not that
simple. What people think is a line, is more of a maze. In this maze, families
suffer long wait times before reuniting. Some applicants wait in line for more
than 10 years, others for more than 20 years. A vast majority of people hopeful
about employment-based visas are already in the U.S. on temporary work visas,
making them vulnerable to exploitation by their employers and also making it
difficult for them to feel more accepted in the communities they are already
members of. Check out this Colorlines.com infographic, Waiting to Come to
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