I have plans to apply for some TT positions in the US. However, I'm Brazilian and I don't even have a visiting visa. I've never been to the US.
Therefore the whole immigration process is mainly unknown to me, with the exception of a small amount of information I managed to gather online.
Ignoring the CV, merits, etc, which I know play a decisive part in the TT hiring process, my question is :
How much the immigration hassle can change the outcome of the hiring process?
Just to clarify further, I'm interested in the immigration factor only. Is it relevant?
Of course, a foreign superstar would be good enough reason to overcome these obstacles, but I'm no superstar and I was wondering where they draw the line, if it is even worth to do the applications... (If you are extra curious, my scholar : https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=0D1ExLoAAAAJ)