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 put out a call on Twitter asking people to share their experiences. Illustration: Dianna McDougall; Sources: Getty Images, iStock

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.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 30, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@ErikDOster erik.oster@adweek.com Erik Oster is an agencies reporter for Adweek.
@Minda_Smiley minda.smiley@adweek.com Minda Smiley is an agencies reporter at Adweek.
@PatrickCoffee patrick.coffee@adweek.com Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.
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