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Tips to help family members adjust to life in the U.S.

On Behalf of | May 2, 2024 | immigration |

Immigrating to the United States is a major life event that requires some adjustments. If you have a loved one coming into the U.S., they may find it easier to get used to life here with your assistance. 

One of the major challenges of coming to the U.S. is culture shock. Dealing with different foods and social norms can be complicated, so they may need someone familiar with these to help them adjust. 

Help them to learn about customs

Customs in the U.S. can be difficult to learn and understand. They may be excited to experience certain things, such as sporting events or certain events. Helping them through these is beneficial. 

While they may embrace these differences at first, they may go through a phase when they miss home and want what’s familiar. Having information about local groups with people who share the same cultural background as them may be beneficial because they can experience things that remind them of home.

Take them out to try different foods

Food is another major change for people coming into the U.S. Ask them what they’re interested in trying or take them out to try things you think they may enjoy. While they might not be able to find foods exactly the same as their home country, finding eateries that share similar characteristics as the food there may be beneficial. 

In order to fully enjoy life in the U.S., your loved one needs to have their immigration paperwork in order. They won’t have to worry about being caught by immigration officials and facing legal proceedings due to an unlawful immigration status.