USA dreams : Changing Realities Make Them Nightmares !
The allure of the American dream is fading, especially for those aspiring to build a life in the USABy: Tupaki Desk | 11 Feb 2024 5:53 AM GMT
The allure of the American dream is fading, especially for those aspiring to build a life in the USA. The pursuit of a better future draws immigrants to the promising opportunities of the Big Apple, but the reality paints a different picture. The dream of studying in the USA, once a beacon of hope, is now clouded with challenges.
Gone are the days when obtaining a student visa guaranteed a step into the land of opportunities. Recent surveys, students' concerns, social media narratives, and expert opinions reveal a bitter truth. A student, on the brink of completing their education, voices anxieties about job prospects and the daunting task of repaying an education loan, highlighting the exclusivity of American education for the affluent.
“The golden age of living the American dream is over. It is now a waste of money and energy to come to the US for higher studies unless you intend to return after your degree. The reason is high fees, low wage, and less chances of being selected in the H1-B lottery and no chance of getting a green card,” read a post on X.
“The situation is not very favourable now. If one has enough money and is in a position to afford the Master’s education, they can try coming to the US. But it is not advisable to bet everything you have and come here,” read another post in X.
A prevailing sentiment on social media signals a shift in perception: the golden age of living the American dream has ended. The high cost of education, coupled with low wages and slim chances of securing an H1-B visa or a green card, reshapes the narrative. The situation prompts caution—those with financial means may consider pursuing Master's education in the US, but a blanket recommendation against risking everything emerges.
As a student shares, life in the USA is challenging, with the competition for odd jobs intensified by illegal migrants willing to accept meager wages. The struggle to make ends meet clashes with a society seemingly inclined to hire illegal immigrants over legal students for lower wages.
Social media is rife with advice for the new generation: the dream of sending children to the USA, once a common aspiration, is now met with skepticism.
The bottom line emerges—the USA remains a dreamland for highly exceptional students, but for the majority, it appears as a potential nightmare. As posts circulate advising a pragmatic approach, the consensus points towards completing studies, securing a job in India, and then considering the USA for international exposure as a more viable path.