As usual, this post is focused entirely on lesser-known facts. Because of the complexity of the subject, I’ve provided a small amount of interpretation at the end. You’re welcome to your own interpretations of course!
This post contains:
- Facts about current US Immigration Policy: both a summary and a next-level detail look. (There are plenty of further details)
- A simple pair of case studies
- Ombudsman Report explanations of the problem, 2006 and 2016
- Brief examination of why the problem exists
Current Policy, Oversimplified but Accurate
Here’s a summary of the current US policy. Some good questions to ask as you read: what needs comprehensive reform? What about the current policy is not compassionate?
Sources: Overall policy and Employment-based immigration policy
- Unified Families are top priority
- Most categories have no limits on legal immigration, including bringing in immediate family members, agricultural workers, etc.
- Most (all?) categories allow unlimited number of immediate family members to accompany
- Those who come for economic reasons need economic sponsorship and demonstration that their presence will not replace a qualified US citizen’s job
- No limit on Asylum admissions; the Refugee limit is completely flexible, determined annually