We Need to End Unchecked Chain Migration and Eliminate the Reckless Visa Lottery to Secure the Nation and Protect the American Worker

Release Date: February 15, 2018 Our current immigration system does not protect American workers or our economy. The United States currently admits 1.1 million immigrants per year. That is more than the population of San Francisco or Indianapolis every year. Currently, 70 percent of legal immigration into the United States is based on family relations, while only 1 in every 15 legal immigrants—less than seven percent—are admitted to the United States based on skill or employment. End Chain Migration Under our current law, a single immigrant can sponsor numerous relatives to come to the United States as lawful permanent residents. Each family member of the original immigrant who came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident can, in turn, sponsor relatives once they become a citizen. The result is known as chain migration because each new immigrant can sponsor his or her own extended family members, who ultimately have little connection to the original...

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