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Story of a Romanian Immigrant Immigrating to the USA rather than an easy Procedure. Millions immigrate to America but many millions more are refused a visa or forced to cross the border due to the limited amount of applicants that the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, now a department of Homeland Security, supplies as well as the extremely stringent procedure that's imposed upon authorised applicants. Even obtaining an easy tourist visa can be a tiring ordeal and beyond reach of the majority of foreign citizens who aren't wealthy. This results in numbers of individuals who are forced to look for other means like resorting to coyotes, individuals who smuggle people into America, or company coyotes, "executives who would sanction the smuggling of prohibited immigrants" (Talton). In the last ten years the attitude towards migration, especially in the Southwest, has become many Americans blame illegal immigrants for causing economic hardships and fear diversification to American culture. "Immigrants, particularly so-called 'illegal' immigrants and their children, were represented as depleting both California's fiscal and natural resources" (Lindsley p. 176). The downside is that many Americans have required that fewer immigrants be admitted as well as imposing a more stringent application procedure and a return to a quota system based on one's national origins. The present system, after the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, created a process where visas are issued on a first come, first served basis that promotes allowing the immigration of family members (Small p. 52). For this case study, a new immigrant to the USA from Romania, Mike was interviewed concerning the difficu...