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Olga Bogatova

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What you need to know if you applied for asylum in the USA and ended up in an immigration court

Those who apply for political asylum in the United States will have one of two possible outcomes: either they approve the application and issue a refugee card with the possibility of receiving a green card in one year, or the application is rejected and redirected to the US Immigration Court. ...

Russian hackers and diseases: what are the most afraid of Americans

Everyone is afraid of something, but there are fears that are shared by entire nations or by the majority of the country's population. In her blog for Yandex.Zen, Alexandra Ukrainko told what the Americans are most afraid of. Next - from the first person. To some, America seems like a fabulous country, to someone ...

Personal experience: what surprises us in the American approach to parenting

Each nation has its own traditions in raising children as well. But in the modern world, when people can freely travel around countries, getting acquainted with a foreign culture. We like some traditions, and some lead to bewilderment. Lena Lushakova described in her ...

Oleg B.

Columnist

Opinion: why raising the minimum wage in New York will not improve the well-being of residents

Like any significant socio-economic phenomenon, raising the minimum wage raises a lot of discussion. In New York, although competing with London for the title of “capital of the world,” the incomes of a significant part of the population are still balanced at the subsistence level, millions of people continue to get paid ...

Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service

Why do Americans work for wear and tear and pay for workaholism

Once, my husband and I met in the store his friend, whom he had not seen for about five years. And the first thing that he told him about his life was the number of hours worked last week. We never found out if he got married or ...

How much does food cost in the USA and why is it difficult to get used to American products

Today I’ll talk about the prices of products that we buy in American stores most often. I'll start with the meat theme. We take beef almost every Saturday, it very well turns into steaks, says Lena Lukashova in her blog for Yandex Zen. Right away ...

Advantages and disadvantages of US citizenship

“I already wrote in detail about how the naturalization process is going on - after 11 years of living in America, I finally became a citizen of the United States. Now I want to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of American citizenship, ”writes Andrei Boychuk in an article for Immigrant Porada.…

Theft of cards, wild fines and 8 more things that await you in the USA

Not everything that seems harmless can be carried with you. When I flew to the USA for the first time, even my palms were sweating at the sight of a smiling stewardess who issued a customs declaration in my hands. The fact is that in the USA there is such a thing - agricultural control. Its staff checks that you do not import anything prohibited. ...

Note to an immigrant: what can be obtained in the USA for free

America is a rich country, and there are quite a lot of benefits for the average American: almost everyone has some kind of housing, and most likely a house, the house has all the necessary equipment and, of course, a car. But what to do to a person with an income below the average, for example, ...

Why do Americans move so often

Many Americans change their place of residence with enviable regularity. The average US resident moves 12 times in his life, according to the US Census Bureau. Lena Lukashova talked with people of different ages and professions and identified three reasons for the frequent travels, which she talked about ...

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