Outlines brief history of U.S. family-based immigration admissions policies, discusses current law governing admissions, and summarizes recommendations made by previous congressionally mandated committees charged with evaluating immigration policy. Presents descriptive figures on legal immigrants entering the U.S. during the past decade, and reviews sizable backlog of approved immigrant petitioners waiting for an immigrant visa. Discusses selected policy issues.
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