Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent AdmissionsCongressional Research Service (CRS)
U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions
Ruth Ellen Wasem, Specialist in Immigration Policy
March 13, 2012
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. These principles are embodied in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The INA specifies a complex set of numerical limits and preference categories that give priorities for permanent immigration reflecting these principles. Legal permanent residents (LPRs) refer to foreign nationals who live permanently in the United States.
Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related IssuesCongressional Research Service (CRS)
Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related Issues
Andorra Bruno, Specialist in Immigration Policy March 20, 2012
U.S. employers in various industries argue that they need to hire foreign workers to perform lower-skilled jobs, while others maintain that many of these positions could be filled by U.S.workers. Under current law, certain lower-skilled foreign workers, sometimes referred to as guest workers, may be admitted to the United States to perform temporary service or labor under two temporary worker visas: the H-2A visa for agricultural workers and the H-2B visa for nonagricultural workers. Both programs are administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS)
Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps LessNet Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less | Pew ...
The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.
Study: Mexican Immigration To U.S. Drops SharplyStudy: Mexican Immigration To U.S. Drops Sharply
Mexican immigration to the United States has dropped sharply in recent years, according to a recently released study from the Pew Hispanic Center. Robert Siegel talks with Rafael Fernandez de Castro, a political analyst in Mexico City who specializes