U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions

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Four major principles underlie current U.S. policy on permanent immigration: the reunification of families, the admission of immigrants with needed skills, the protection of refugees, and the diversity of admissions by country of origin. Against competing priorities for increased immigration are those who offer options to scale back immigration levels, with options ranging from limiting family-based legal permanent residents to the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to confining employment-based legal permanent residents exceptional, extraordinary, or outstanding individuals.

Creator(s): Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 13, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: March 13, 2012
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Four major principles underlie current U.S. policy on permanent immigration: the reunification of families, the admission of immigrants with needed skills, the protection of refugees, and the diversity of admissions by country of origin. Against competing priorities for increased immigration are those who offer options to scale back immigration levels, with options ranging from limiting family-based legal permanent residents to the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to confining employment-based legal permanent residents exceptional, extraordinary, or outstanding individuals.

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41 pages.

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