I’ve been living in Buenos Aires for 16 years now. I can share some of the pros and cons of being an immigrant and some of the differences between me and those who immigrated for work or political reasons. I did so voluntarily, with all my heart, while other immigrants are forced to move when they would rather not. The way the natives judge us is different too. I get a smile when I explain that I chose to move because I was in love with an Argentine. Other immigrants are seen as a social threat, since the perception is that they take jobs that should be going to native-born citizens, and for less money.