Indian H1B Visa-holder's life in the USA in 12 Steps

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The 12-step Script that an Indian Software Engineer, who arrives in the USA mostly follows

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟭 
As a student,work hard to fulfill 3 goals
 (A) Pay off the Student Loan 
(B) Get a  job anywhere in USA
(C) Get *H1-B* approved 
(most important Goal) 

Simultaneously make elaborate plans to return back to India within 5 years
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𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮 - 
H1-B approved🥳 
Enjoy the influx of Green Currency. Buy a Toyota Camry or Honda Civic or Nissan Altima
 Also, buy a property somewhere in India

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟯 
Invite Parents from India on Visitor Visas. 

Take them on the
*Char Dhaam Yatra*-
*Niagara Falls* 
*Statue of Liberty* 
*Charging Bull in the Wall Street*
*White House*
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𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟰 
 Go to India,proposals and get married in 3 weeks - Of course it's the arranged marriage way !!
Come Back to the USA with your newly-married Spouse

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟱 
During weekends and lunchtime with other Indian friends, endlessly discuss 3 topics 

(A) When are you going to get your Green Card, and what is your priority date currently? 

(B) How Modi is transforming India 

(C) Cricket 🏏 Buy another property in India

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟲 - 
Buy a Home in the U.S Have 2 kids. Spend the next 15 years dropping them off to various Classes, attending Birthday parties, and visiting Home Depot for various Home projects

 *Step 7 -*  
Green card waiting is over.

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 *8* 
By the time, you are in 40s, you have saved enough Funds. The plan for returning back to India, has not worked out. Now find new ways to spend money. 

Buy a Tesla or BMW or Mercedes Also your India Properties aren't lucrative anymore as INR has further depreciated against USD

So enroll into a difficult struggle of selling off the properties in India,paying a hefty *Capital Gains Tax* in India & remitting the funds back to US

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 *9* 
Now comes the time for a Midlife crisis. Another shiny new Car, bigger Home, Green Card, and a High-paying job doesn't add anymore substance to your life. 

So do something exotic to add flavor to ur existence. Marathon Race, intermittent fasting or a new start-up

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 *10* 
In your 50s and 60s, after your kids have graduated from Stanford or MIT or Princeton, discuss how your life would have been Very different, had you returned to India 5 years after coming to the USA
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 *Step 11* 
With Children going away & enough time in hand, cram each year with trips to Europe, visiting Pyramids in Egypt, enjoying Turkish Delights, & visit Italy.

Start rediscovering India and share with friends back in the USA how India has improved a lot in the recent Decades

 *Step 12* 
When Functional Mobility decreases - ponder over the big Question - whether to
Go back to India (or) 
stay in an Old Age Home or Assisted-living in USA

Indian H1B Visa-holder's life in the USA in 12 Steps
 

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