18 Years a Transient – My Journey Through the American Immigration System as a Computer Engineer

I don’t think most people realize how difficult and time consuming it is to navigate the US immigration system. I certainly didn’t until I worked with a few people who were going through it and heard their stories.

Rajiv Prabhakar lays out his immigration story in all the nerve wracking detail:

It sounds surreal to even say it out loud, but I’ve been living in America for the majority of my life, ever since I was a teenager. And for 18 of those years, I was legally a transient – hopping from one temporary visa to another.

I wish the US would do better at this. So many hard working and talented people want to live here. It seems to me we should make it easier for them to do so.