for both your 2 year visa
A visa does not entitle you to work. To work you have to get a green card. It's not the same thing.
You can get a green card through employer sponsorship, family sponsorship, or financial sponsorship, alternatively you can join the green card
I can either get a job as an NFL player ( employee sponsership), If I have a relative ( I tried to find a husband quickly, but that felt wrong) over
the age of 18 ( so yeah anchor babies take a long time to pay off), or...if I make a significant financial contribution ( Wanna open a business in the
US which will contribute to the economy,you're in) Or I can join the lottery, LOTTERY.
I was 5 when my parents came to America, they overstayed their VISA. After the maximum visa time was up there was no way to renew without one of the
criteria stated above, so they just kind of disappeared.
We're white, and speak perfect English ( well ok my dad sounds like Arnie, it was hell!). No one EVER asked questions, we had totally legal ss cards,
DLs ( totally legal as in they weren't fake, my parents lied and said they were American).
Then 9/11. We knew that was the end. My sister ended up being deported first ( convicted felon ), my mum went back to be with my sister, my dad
remarried an American woman, my brothers were American born and serving actively in the military so I couldn't use them as a family sponsorship (
they had to lie to get in...yes my parents are American they said), I held out as long as I could, I jumped through all the hoops, paid all the fees
and fines, consulted a lawyer to help me navigate the extremely complicated process, but I'd worked for many years illegally, and I'd even voted, I
went to college on a Pell Grant ( US citizens only) - these were crimes, and it take many hearings, and many more forms...in the end I left, I took
Worst day of my life was getting on the plane and leaving the country I had lived in almost all my life, the country I loved.
I could have fought on, but frankly I had better things to do with my money.
What chance in hell does a Mexican have, someone who lives on what you spend on Starbucks in a year? Not much of one.
In the end, leaving the US was the best thing I ever did. I now live in the UK ( they speak English, I couldn't speak my "native" tongue
sufficiently).I am just a few months away from getting my British citizenship, in the meantime I have been contributing my tax dollars and good
citizenship to the UK.
You don't care about legal immigration because those people are most like you. It's about poverty and the irrational fear that they will give you