Immigration to the United States became prevalent at least 400 years ago. Since then, surges of foreign persons entering the U.S. took place. This includes the present-day increases that partly have resulted because of immigration advertising that offers opportunities to foreign workers.
Seeking economic opportunity was always one of the top reasons for moving to the United States even after the 2007/2008 Recession. For instance, fishermen, ship builders, and craft or trades men all found work in the U.S. during the Industrial Revolution.
Since people from other countries first started coming to America, laws governing immigration changed. For instance, 1965 laws reformed from where foreign persons were allowed to enter the U.S. During this time, the country wanted to start opening up their borders to allow persons from Asia and Latin America – not just from Europe. In fact, since the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the majority of U.S. immigrants now come from Latin America and Asia, not Europe.
Persons not born in the U.S. do not automatically become considered for employment opportunities, however. They must apply for a temporary or permanent work visa. Then, if they later want to become a citizen, they already will have lived in the U.S. and have demonstrated signs of supporting the country. Strict criminal background checks are also usually conducted nowadays to ensure safety of all.
Furthermore, employers who publish immigration advertising must first take the time to find suitable U.S. workers. This usually is to take place within 30 to 180 days before completing the permanent labor certification application either online or sent via postal mail. Ads must be placed during this time on a Sunday that targets the general population by way of a high-circulation newspaper.
It is only until after first attempting to hire U.S. workers that foreign employees are recruited. In some cases, it could take several years for an employer to be permitted to hire persons from other countries. However, it depends on how well-established the company already is and how much proof they have of the need to hire foreign workers.