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Hi everyone..
For someone who for the first time comes to amirca by lottery and he has just secondary school certificate and he wanted to work and study in the same time,,what is the most suitable cities and states for him (availability of work with good salary, good school, apartments and houseswith suitable and not high rent) and Bearing in mind that it is low income...

He/she needs to set priorities. Good jobs, good schools and low rent with limited education/professional experience do generally not go together; not to mention tuition.

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Hi everyone..
For someone who for the first time comes to amirca by lottery and he has just secondary school certificate and he wanted to work and study in the same time,,what is the most suitable cities and states for him (availability of work with good salary, good school, apartments and houseswith suitable and not high rent) and Bearing in mind that it is low income...

"Good salary"?  Secondary school is only high school.  In the US, the best job a person who only has high school education and no work experience can get is flipping hamburgers or washing dishes in restaurants.  They don't give newbies a full workweek so it's more than likely he'll only work 15 - 20 hrs/wk or less.  Even in CA where minimum wage is the highest, he would bring home about $550 - $700/m max, which is inadequate to live anywhere in America.

"Good school" ?  To enter a good college in America, he has to have a decent SAT or ACT test score.  I seriously doubt that a foreigner, one whose native tongue is not English and who hasn't taken special prep course for those tests, will be able to get anything close to a semi-decent score. Community colleges do not require SAT or ACT, but he still has to pass a  placement test or two.

"Apartments and houses with suitable and not high rent"?  For the income I mentioned above, minus food, transportation, personal miscellaneous, books, and tuition (which is very high for a non-resident), he would be lucky to see money left in his pocket.  Paying any kind of rent would be almost impossible, "suitable" apartment or house would happen only in dreams. 

BTW, "suitable" apartments and "not high rent" do not go together.  Good apartments require the tenants to provide at the time of application 2 or 3 good references, a good rental history for the previous 2 years, and a salary of 2.5X the rent.  He might as well cross that item off his wish list.

It's good that he won the immigration lottery, but he needs to be realistic.  A foreigner with only high school education and no skill in anything will not find life in America easy.  Dreaming big is fine and dandy, but when one doesn't have the ways and means to support one's dream, it can prove to be a huge disappointment very quickly.

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