5 Foreign-Born Agency Creatives on the Many Difficulties of the Immigration Process

From the designer who's also a Dreamer to a Canadian copywriter who simply gave up

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Adweek wanted to get closer to the story of how President Trump’s immigration policies are affecting foreign-born advertising talent, so we put out a call on Twitter asking people to share their experiences. Some of those interviewed requested their names be left out for fear of repercussions by the U.S. government. The five stories below encapsulate the challenges and disappointments creatives are facing as they try to pursue their ad-agency dreams in America.

The copywriter who returned to Canada

After graduating from a school in the U.S.



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This story first appeared in the Sept. 30, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.