New Government Report: U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (ISBN: 1437932819)
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.
Entry filed under: New Government Reports. Tags: family-based preferences, government, immigrants, immigration, immigration commission, immigration reform, legalization, per-country ceilings, permanent admissions, permanent partners, point system, quotas, report, sb 1070, visa.