I try to make it short
Iam a 25 year old german mechanic/welder with almost ten years of experience under my belt (3,5 years of apprenticeship)
I made many instalations of instriual machines in many countries.
Now I look for a new experience, I havent been to the states yet but i always dreamed about working there.
I have a save job with good payment here and could work almost everywere here
My english isnt the best but I always came along with non german workers.
So my question is, do I have a chance to work in the states? How is the situation for mechanics
You could join a local union, I would suggest one that has a lot of work. The thing is the energy sector isn't doing so well in NA. So there isn't as many opportunities as in the past.
Possibly move to an area in the US with a strong German community that has a trades union which has car plants in their jurisdiction.
>So my question is, do I have a chance to work in the states? How is the situation for mechanics
You will be hard pressed to find work, not because you aren't experienced, but because a mechanic isn't going to get you a green card, and H class work visa's are for bachelor's (may as well be exclusively masters). And the employer must also be certified to sponsor you for that visa, which, in terms of a trade does not really happen considering they must demonstrate you're only working because your work cannot be done by any readily available American citizen.
Green cards are only given out through work if you are considered to be "extraordinary" in a field or have an invaluable talent.
Why do so many illegals work off the books? Because of all of these roadblocks that make lawful work so difficult. Why are there still lots of brownskins working tech support? Because they're usually working in OPT programs where they can be paid shitty wages and sponsoring them for a visa in great numbers is cheaper than hiring Americans.