The Resource Permanent legal immigration to the United States : policy overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

Permanent legal immigration to the United States : policy overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

Label
Permanent legal immigration to the United States : policy overview
Title
Permanent legal immigration to the United States
Title remainder
policy overview
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ellen Wasem
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The pool of people who are eligible to immigrate to the United States as legal permanent residents (LPRs) each year typically exceeds the worldwide level set by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In an effort to process the demand for LPR visas fairly and in the national interest, LPR admissions are subject to a complex set of numerical limits and preference categories that give priority for admission on the basis of family relationships, needed skills, and geographic diversity. The INA further specifies that each year, countries are held to a numerical limit of 7% of the worldwide level of U.S. immigrant admissions, known as per-country limits or country caps. Most agree that revision of the system of permanent legal immigration should be one of the major components of a comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) proposal, along with increased border security and enforcement of immigration laws within the U.S. interior, reform of temporary worker visas, and options to address the millions of unauthorized aliens residing in the country. The 113th Congress may consider proposals to alter the legal immigration system -- either in the form of CIR or in the form of incremental revisions aimed at strategic changes
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AWC
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42866
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  • Aliens
  • Visas
  • United States
  • Aliens
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Visas
  • United States
Label
Permanent legal immigration to the United States : policy overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"December 17, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Current law and policy
  • Immigration trends
  • Approved visa petitions pending
  • Concluding observations
Control code
823505268
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (12 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823505268
Label
Permanent legal immigration to the United States : policy overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Publication
Note
"December 17, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Current law and policy
  • Immigration trends
  • Approved visa petitions pending
  • Concluding observations
Control code
823505268
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (12 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823505268

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