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DV-2023 GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS RELEASED

The US State Department has released the official results of the DV-2023 Green Card Lottery, revealing how many people were selected as winners in each of the eligible countries. According to the government report, there were 119,262 winners selected from the 9,570,291 applicants who participated in the DV-2023 Lottery which was held earlier in 2022. These “selectees” now have the opportunity to continue the application process for one of the 55,000 US Diversity Immigrant Visas and Permanent Resident Green Cards that are authorized to be issued between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023. The DV-2023 winners must next file the Form DS-260 with the US State Department’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), so the consular interview can be scheduled. Some of the countries with the most DV-2023 winners include Afghanistan (2,724), Albania (2,001), Algeria (5,526), Armenia (3,525), Australia (461), Cameroon (2,392), Cuba (1,358), Democratic Republic of Congo (4,385), Ecuador (466), Egypt (5,529), Fiji (1,718), Georgia (2,071), Germany (512), Ghana (3,398), Iran (5,506), Iraq (1,300), Jordan (937), Kazakhstan (1,908), Kenya (3,417), Kyrgyzstan (2,846), Liberia (1,221), Morocco (4,469), Nepal (3,808), Peru (1,191), Russia (5,505), Saudi Arabia (658), Somalia (1,541), Sri Lanka (2,019), Sudan (4,863), Tajikistan (2,485), Thailand (685), Turkey (3,383), Uganda (1,044), Ukraine (3,808, Uzbekistan (5,511), and Yemen (2,807) – among many others. To read more (see Section D.), click here!

CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN AMERICA TYPICALLY SUCCEED

A key motivation for immigration to the United States is the desire of immigrants for their children to be more successful than they were. According to a study by two professors, one from Princeton University and the other from Stanford University, there is a historical trend for the children of immigrants living in the USA to be more successful than their parents. The professors examined data from 1980 to 2022 and also from 1880 to 1940 and found that in both time periods, the children of immigrants achieved greater upward mobility than the children of parents who were born in the United States. They also discovered that the children of immigrants from poor countries outperformed the children of parents born in the US from similar poor backgrounds. The professors explained that the major reason why the children of immigrants living in the USA are generally successful is because immigrant parents are more likely to settle in locations in the United States that have more opportunities for upward mobility (for example, where there are a lot of jobs available), while parents born in the US tend to remain where they are. In other words, geography matters – where a child is raised has an impact on the opportunities he or she will have in life. To read more, click here!

THESE 10 INDUSTRIES ARE POPULAR WITH US JOB SEEKERS

A recent report reveals which industries are currently the most popular with US job seekers. Research conducted in June 2022 by the ResumeBuilder website gathered responses from 1,000 US job seekers in the 18-54 age range to find out where people want to work in America right now. Based on the results of that research, the 10 industries that are the most popular with US job seekers are: #1 Advertising and Marketing; #2 Information Technology and Computers; #3 Healthcare; #4 Business and Finance; #5 Retail; #6 Food and Hospitality; #7 Education; #8 Arts and Entertainment; #9 Office and Administrative Support; and #10 Community and Social Services. The same survey also discovered that 32% of respondents prefer to work in-person at their place of employment; 31% would rather work from home; and 23% want a hybrid arrangement. To read more, click here!

TOP PLACES TO VISIT WHILE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA

Whether you are visiting or living in California, you will discover many incredible things to see and do in America’s most populous state. One of the most beautiful places to travel to in California is the Monterey Peninsula, where you can watch the waves crash against the rocks and see deer on the seaside golf courses as you take a scenic drive through Pebble Beach on 17-Mile Drive (be sure to take some nice photos of the iconic Lone Cypress). From Pebble Beach, it is a short drive to the neighboring town of Carmel, where you can visit art galleries, shop, dine at restaurants and relax in the sun at Carmel Beach. In the City of Monterey, be sure to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is located on Cannery Row and take a stroll along the Fisherman’s Wharf where you will find several seafood restaurants and shops. Depending on what part of California you are in, you can enjoy the thrill rides at one or more of the Golden State’s many amusement parks, such as Great America in Santa Clara, Disneyland in Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Universal Studios in Los Angeles, and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. A must-see place to visit in California is Yosemite National Park, where El Capitan and Half Dome rise high above the pine-covered Yosemite Valley as towering waterfalls feed the tranquil Merced River. In San Francisco, you will want to go to Pier 39, Chinatown, North Beach, Alcatraz and drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to the town of Sausalito where you will enjoy an amazing view of the “city by the bay.” Not far away, you can visit the Napa Valley wine country and see giant redwoods soar high into the sky. When you are in Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the USA, you will want to see the Chinese Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios and City Walk, Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the Santa Monica Pier. Points of interest in San Diego include Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and nearby La Jolla Beach. To read more, click here!

THIRTY US JOBS WITH RAPID GROWTH AND HIGH SALARIES

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its yearly forecast for US employment and estimates that an additional 11.9 million people will be working in the USA by the end of this decade. Many of these US jobs have high salaries and are expected to experience strong growth. One of the top jobs in America for the next several years is Software Developer, which has a median salary of $120,730 per year (2021) and is forecast to have around 409,500 US job openings this decade. It is also anticipated that about 226,300 General Managers and Operations Managers will be hired between 2020 and 2030 (median salary in 2021 = $97,970). Another rapidly-growing occupation is Registered Nurse, which pays a median annual salary of $77,600 (2021) and is forecast to generate 276,800 new jobs in the USA in the coming years. Approximately 118,200 Financial Managers will be hired by the end of this decade and they earn (2021) a median yearly salary of $131,710. To read about more top jobs in the USA, click here!

IMMIGRANTS WHO BECAME BILLIONAIRES AFTER MOVING TO AMERICA

According to a a Forbes.com report published on April 18, 2022, the number of immigrants who became billionaires after moving to the USA has reached a record high. The report reveals that 92 people from 35 countries became billionaires after immigrating to the United States. The largest number of immigrant billionaires living in the USA came from Israel (ten); followed by eight from Canada; seven from China; seven from India; six from Germany; five from France; four from Hungary; and four from Taiwan. One of the immigrants who became a billionaire while living in America is Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla, currently the world’s wealthiest person ($219 billion), who is from South Africa and Canada. Another self-made billionaire living in the USA is Sergei Brin of Google, who immigrated to the US from Russia and is worth around $107 billion. Dagmar Dolby of Dolby Laboratories came to America from Germany and she and her family are worth about $4.6 billion. The CEO and Founder of Zoom Video Communications, Eric Yuan, is originally from China and is worth approximately $5.2 billion. Pierre Omidyar of eBay and PayPal immigrated to the United States from France and is estimated to be worth $11.3 billion. Jan Koum of WhatsApp is worth around $9.8 billion and originally from Ukraine. Another foreign-born billionaire who got rich in America is Jerry Yang of Yahoo who is from Taiwan and is estimated to be worth $2.7 billion. Eren Ozmen is originally from Turkey and she earned her $2.6 billion in aerospace. Tope Awotona moved to America from Nigeria and made his $1.4 billion fortune in software. Of course, most people who immigrate to the United States don’t become millionaires or billionaires, however, they all have the opportunity to live the American Dream and to enjoy success. To read about more immigrant billionaires living in the US, click here!

US IMMIGRATION LEVELS REBOUNDED IN 2021

Immigration to the United States rebounded to pre-pandemic levels during 2021, according to a report published by the Pew Research Center on April 4, 2022. In the last quarter of the 2021 fiscal year (July-September 2021) there were approximately 282,000 US Permanent Resident Green Cards issued to immigrants, which was the most since April-June 2017. Around 105,000 US Green Cards were granted to new immigrants, while about 177,000 Green Cards were issued to foreign nationals already living in the USA as temporary residents (known as adjustment of status). Temporary foreign workers relocating to the USA climbed to 542,000 during the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2021, while the number of international students moving to the US increased substantially to 501,000. To read more, click here!

STRONG US JOB GAINS REPORTED FOR 15 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS

The US Department of Labor reported on April 1, 2022, that an additional 431,000 people were working in America during March. This robust increase of jobs in the USA dropped the national unemployment rate to just 3.6 percent for March, down from a very low 3.8 percent in February when 678,000 US jobs were filled. The Labor Department also reported that average hourly wages for people working in America increased 5.6 percent during the last 12 months, rising to an average of $31.73 per hour. Strong US job growth has occurred for 15 months in a row, averaging about 400,000 new jobs per month during the past year. US employment in the construction industry increased by 19,000 workers in March, while 25,000 hotel workers were hired, 38,000 manufacturing jobs were added, and 61,000 workers were hired by restaurants and bars. To read more, click here!

THERE ARE 11.3 MILLION US JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE

There is no end in sight to the worker shortage in the United States as the Labor Department reported on March 9, 2022, that there are now 11.3 million US job vacancies posted. Furthermore, the “Great Resignation” is continuing as 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in the US during January in order to find positions with higher pay and better benefits. With a low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent and millions of US jobs to fill, employers have been offering higher pay to attract new workers and to keep existing employees. Thus, millions of Americans have been switching jobs and receiving higher income in the process, with pay raises averaging about 5.8 percent. During February 2022, the Leisure and Hospitality industry added 179,000 jobs in the US, while the Professional and Business Services sector hired 95,000 workers and the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry created 94,000 new jobs in America. An additional 60,000 workers were hired in the Construction industry during February, plus there were 48,000 US jobs filled in Transportation, 37,000 in Retail Trade, 36,000 in Manufacturing, and 35,000 in Financial Services. The current data indicates that the US job market continues to be very strong in the first months of 2022. To read more, click here!

US STARTS 2022 WITH 467,000 NEW JOBS ADDED IN JANUARY

On February 4, 2022, the US Department of Labor reported that an additional 467,000 people were working in America during January. This was a pleasant surprise for economists, who were anticipating 150,000 US jobs to be added at the start of the year. During the first 12 months that President Biden has been in office, a record 6.6 million US jobs have been produced – more than any other American President during their first year in The White House. Despite this impressive US job creation, workers are still needed for 10.9 million jobs in America that are currently vacant. The Labor Department had further good news to announce, stating that there were actually 700,000 more US jobs generated between November and December than originally reported. To read more, click here!

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