New Government Report: U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (ISBN: 1437932819)

June 28, 2010 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (ISBN: 1437932819)
by Ruth Ellen Wasem
(Paperback, 37 pages, 2010, $20)

Immigration reform has been in the news lately, ranging from Arizona’s proposed and controversial SB 1070 law to a U.S. citizen who wrote a letter to President Obama to keep her African husband in the country legally — only to have immigration officials detain him, and later release him.

This report’s contents: (1) Overview; (2) Current Law and Policy; Worldwide Immigration Levels; Per-Country Ceilings; Other Permanent Immigration Categories; (3) Admissions Trends: Immigration Patterns, 1900-2008; FY 2008 Admissions; (4) Backlogs and Waiting Times: Visa Processing Dates: Family-Based Visa Priority Dates; Employment-Based Visa Retrogression; Petition Processing Backlogs; (5) Issues and Options in the 111th Congress: Effects of Current Economic Conditions on Legal Immigration; Family-Based Preferences; Permanent Partners; Point System; Immigration Commission; Interaction with Legalization Options; Lifting Per-Country Ceilings. Charts and tables.

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