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  • INS: New Residents Reach 1 Million.

    The number of foreigners legally becoming U.S. residents
    broke the million mark for the first time last year, an increase the
    Immigration and Naturalization Service attributed Friday partly to
    reductions in application backlogs.

    The INS said it recorded 1,064,318 new legal permanent residents between
    Oct. 2000 and Sept. 2001. That number rose from 849,807 recorded the year
    before.

    Sixty-one percent, or 653,259, of the new permanent residents already were
    living in the United States as temporary employees, refugees, students or
    under asylum and simply adjusted their status.

    Others were in the country illegally. The INS did not know how many people
    had been in the country illegally and became permanent residents through
    various programs.

    The rest of the new residents – 411,059 – entered the country on a visa.
    That is an increase from fiscal year 2000, when 407,402 new arrivals became
    legal permanent residents.

    The INS is processing the applications adjusting immigrants' status to
    permanent resident faster than ever before, completing 48 percent more
    applications. The immigration agency completed 653,259 cases in fiscal
    2001, up from 442,405 completions the year before.

    Nationally, such applications take an average of 11 months, down from 30
    months at the beginning of 2000. INS said it still has 847,000 applications
    pending.

    "Last year the president declared his goal was to reduce the processing
    times to six months by 2004 and this just shows we're on track to do that,"
    INS spokesman Bill Strassberger said.

    Processing times vary by city. In New York, the wait for completion of a
    legal permanent residency application is 17 months. But in San Antonio,
    Newark, N.J. and San Diego, the wait is four months, INS said.

    INS statistics show the biggest increases in new legal permanent residents
    are among immigrants sponsored by family members or relatives of U.S. citizens.

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    The number of foreigners legally becoming U.S. residents
    broke the million mark for the first time last year, an increase the
    Immigration and Naturalization Service attributed Friday partly to
    reductions in application backlogs.

    The INS said it recorded 1,064,318 new legal permanent residents between
    Oct. 2000 and Sept. 2001. That number rose from 849,807 recorded the year
    before.

    Sixty-one percent, or 653,259, of the new permanent residents already were
    living in the United States as temporary employees, refugees, students or
    under asylum and simply adjusted their status.

    Others were in the country illegally. The INS did not know how many people
    had been in the country illegally and became permanent residents through
    various programs.

    The rest of the new residents – 411,059 – entered the country on a visa.
    That is an increase from fiscal year 2000, when 407,402 new arrivals became
    legal permanent residents.

    The INS is processing the applications adjusting immigrants' status to
    permanent resident faster than ever before, completing 48 percent more
    applications. The immigration agency completed 653,259 cases in fiscal
    2001, up from 442,405 completions the year before.

    Nationally, such applications take an average of 11 months, down from 30
    months at the beginning of 2000. INS said it still has 847,000 applications
    pending.

    "Last year the president declared his goal was to reduce the processing
    times to six months by 2004 and this just shows we're on track to do that,"
    INS spokesman Bill Strassberger said.

    Processing times vary by city. In New York, the wait for completion of a
    legal permanent residency application is 17 months. But in San Antonio,
    Newark, N.J. and San Diego, the wait is four months, INS said.

    INS statistics show the biggest increases in new legal permanent residents
    are among immigrants sponsored by family members or relatives of U.S. citizens.

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    • #3
      ATTENTION AMERICANS
      We will be soon in minority.They will rule on us
      soon.
      tb.... please do something to stop this flood.

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