There is no reason that the American dream is something that should only be attainable to those that are born in the United States. Working for a goal and seeing the fruits of its labors are ambitions shared by many in the world.
Many individuals are hopeful that the time for immigration reform has arrived and that subsequent changes will fling the door wide open on the American Dream for more individuals. Talk in Washington D.C. certainly has many hopeful, particularly in areas of employment-based immigration.
President Obama addressed the issue of immigration reform in his State of the Union address this week, saying, "Real reform means fixing the legal immigration system to cut waiting periods, reduce bureaucracy, and attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers that will help create jobs and grow out economy." Recognition in the difficulty that many are confronted with in being able to pursue opportunity could go a long way to seeing change. Further, many executives of large technology companies are pressing the government by being advocates for immigration reform to alleviate much of the resistance some highly-skilled immigrants face in attempting to be able to live and work in the U.S.
Until this proposed reform becomes reality, the present employment-based immigration process can be difficult to navigate due to its complexity and requirements. There are a variety of visas available for professionals, but it is important to gather and provide the right information. Seeking the experience of a skilled immigration attorney can greatly assist an individual looking to collect the appropriate information within the prescribed time constraints to increase the chances for successful approval.
Source: Bits, "Daily Report: Silicon Valley and Immigrant Groups Find Common Cause," Feb. 13, 2013