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Old Apr 8th 2009, 7:54 pm
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please help my family and i would love to live and work in florida, but we do not have skilled jobs, i work in child day care and my husband is truck driver and x army. we have some money to buy house and business but can we buy any business to get visa < i saw on tv a man buying lawn business for $100,00 and that got him and his family in but this was 5 years ago> can we still do this ?. please can you tell me best ways to get into the usa.
we have job offer in canada and can move fairly quick, but i love florida and really want to move there.

i also have daughter whos half sister is us citizen who would sponser us if she could

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Old Apr 8th 2009, 7:56 pm
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thanks but i would like to hear from people who have done it
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this link leads to another link entitled Pulaski's way. The ways to get into the US are listed. If you don't fit into any of the categories then you won't be getting in...sorry to be so blunt, but just being realistic
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please help my family and i would love to live and work in florida, but we do not have skilled jobs, ...
Will have to get skilled jobs or win the lottery to invest, then you might get in.
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To the OP, you have to understand that lots have the same dream, from many countries and without specialised jobs,sponsors etc it does not really matter how much money or relatives you have, unless mega millions on the lottery.That may seem harsh but as it has been said, it is nigh on impossible to get to the US nowadays.Sorry to be negative but... try Oz,NZ or even Canada or at least Europe but there you have problem over language etc.Best of Luck.
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What's the big deal with Florida? It seems to pop up a lot in these kinds of posts.

Other states have sun, so that can't be the only reason. Is Florida really that great? I am not convinced.
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What's the big deal with Florida? It seems to pop up a lot in these kinds of posts.

Other states have sun, so that can't be the only reason. Is Florida really that great? I am not convinced.
Go down Miami South Beach both daytime and nite. You'll see...
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please help my family and i would love to live and work in florida, but we do not have skilled jobs, i work in child day care and my husband is truck driver and x army. we have some money to buy house and business but can we buy any business to get visa < i saw on tv a man buying lawn business for $100,00 and that got him and his family in but this was 5 years ago> can we still do this ?. please can you tell me best ways to get into the usa.
we have job offer in canada and can move fairly quick, but i love florida and really want to move there.

i also have daughter whos half sister is us citizen who would sponser us if she could
Why do people who have visitted Florida want to live there ?
It's not the wonderfull place they all see on holiday !

I used to visit Lake George on holidays every year and always wantd to live around the area ...... for the last 9 years I have achieved that and wish to f**k I hadn't on many an occassion. Life here is far fro a holiday
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What's the big deal with Florida? It seems to pop up a lot in these kinds of posts.

Other states have sun, so that can't be the only reason. Is Florida really that great? I am not convinced.

Depends on what you want in life and how financially fit you are. If you are young and want the good life, then Miami and South Beach are for you. If you are wealthy and want the rich life, then go to Naples, Florida. If you are middle aged with kids then the rest of Florida is for you and yours. You'll be just like the rest of the minions working 9 to 5, coming home to sit in a/c rooms because it is so bloody hot and humid out you would expire in a few hours without a/c. You need to love large roaches, alligators, mosquitos and snakes. Florida is not a promise land but guess the grey and damp environment of parts of the UK make it appear to be.
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Yeah see that's the thing. Florida seems to have all these drawbacks.

Northern California, on the other hand, doesn't.

I think it must just the living-where-you-went-on-holiday thing. Same as all those Brits that move to Spain or Portugal for a few years before realizing real life is never as simple as a big long package holiday and eventually beating a retreat back to Blighty.

(not trying to patronize the OP, just musing about general trends)
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Why do people who have visitted Florida want to live there ?
It's not the wonderfull place they all see on holiday !
Wish I could tell you.. a week & half holiday there was too much for me.
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Wish I could tell you.. a week & half holiday there was too much for me.
I changed planes at MIA once and that was enough for me.
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The hint there was...unfortunately pretty much no chance.

You need way more cash than $100K because you've got to get a house, couple of cars and pay deposits, insurance and all that other rubbish on top.

E2 visa isn't that great for anyone with kids either...and especially this economic climate...and Florida especially...

Stick to Canada where you've got a mroe viable option if you really want to try something.
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