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Thread: The choice of "Cinco de Mayo," an important Mexican holiday, as the starting date was a recognition that the amnesty would be a predominantly Latino affair. More than 85 percent of the 2.7 million ultimately legalized were from Latin American countr

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    Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists

    For you that are from other countries waiting on visa ,WELL lets put the blame for the problem where it belongs, why should this group get special treatment over you? You all need to learn how to sue, protest when you break our laws and just learn how to be a good thief, greedy selfish behavior will win, better get your game on!!!!
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    How "Family Reunification" Drives Up the Annual Number of Immigrants
    "The United States has been engulfed by what seems likely to be the greatest wave of immigration it has ever faced....The extraordinary truth is that, in almost all cases, Americans will have little...to say over the arrival of these new claimants on their national community[.] U.S. law in effect treats immigration as a sort of imitation civil right, extended to an indefinite group of foreigners who have been selected arbitrarily and with no regard to American interests." Peter Brimelow, Alien Nation, 1995.In 2001, the United States admitted 1,064,318 immigrants-enough people to create a major city the size of Chicago. Why is immigration so high? One of the reasons is chain migration. In chain migration, one immigrant sponsors several other immigrants for admission, who then sponsor several others themselves, and so on. Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists.

    Chain migration happens because present U.S. immigration policy is based on the principle of broadly defined family reunification; immigrants are able to sponsor their relatives back home to be admitted as immigrants here.1 In other words, most immigrants are admitted simply because they have a relative here who sponsors them, not because of what they might be able to contribute to our society.

    Because of the chain reaction described above, immigration numbers continue to rise. Under the "immediate relatives" category, the parents, spouse, and children of a U.S. citizen are admitted without limit. Therefore, once the law was changed in 1965 to create the so-called family reunification system, chain migration caused the numbers in this category to steadily rise. Five years after chain migration began, the number of immediate relative admissions had nearly doubled (from 32,714 in 1965 to 79,213 in 1970); ten years after, it had almost tripled (to 91,504 in 1975); 15 years after, it was nearly five times higher (151,131 in 1980); 20 years after, it was nearly six times higher (204,368 in 1985); 25 years after, it was seven times higher (231,680 in 1990); less than 30 years after, it was eight times higher (249,764 in 1994); and in 2001, 36 years later, the number of immediate relatives admitted 443,964-over 13 times higher.

    Since most immigration categories have a limit to the number of people who can be admitted each year, immigrants' relatives back home must often wait for years to be admitted. Because of chain migration, over three million aliens have been told they are eligible to immigrate but have to wait. Many of them do not, figuring that, since they are eligible anyway, they should not have to wait for the U.S. government to get around to doing the paperwork. In this way, chain migration-and the expectations and long lines it produces-increases illegal immigration.

    The problem will get worse. The illegal aliens given amnesty by Congress in 1986 are just now fueling naturalization in record numbers. As these former illegal aliens become citizens, all of their immediate relatives qualify to come immediately to the United States, and start new migration chains of their own.

    The U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (USCIR) studied the issue of chain migration and proposed limiting family-sponsored immigration to only the spouse and minor children of a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident (LPR) and the parents of a U.S. citizen (as long as they are supported by the sponsor)-with a ceiling of 400,000 per year. This compares with family-sponsored immigration in 2001 of 676,107 people. What would be cut would be visas for siblings of U.S. citizens and adult sons and daughters of both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs).

    Unfortunately, Congress has not yet acted to eliminate either the immigrant backlog, nor, more importantly, the system of chain migration that causes it. Ignoring the recommendations by the bipartisan USCIR that would have begun to rationalize the system, Congress has failed to fix the soaring levels of immigration which it created (inadvertently, according to some of its sponsors).

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    Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists

    For you that are from other countries waiting on visa ,WELL lets put the blame for the problem where it belongs, why should this group get special treatment over you? You all need to learn how to sue, protest when you break our laws and just learn how to be a good thief, greedy selfish behavior will win, better get your game on!!!!
    ..



    How "Family Reunification" Drives Up the Annual Number of Immigrants
    "The United States has been engulfed by what seems likely to be the greatest wave of immigration it has ever faced....The extraordinary truth is that, in almost all cases, Americans will have little...to say over the arrival of these new claimants on their national community[.] U.S. law in effect treats immigration as a sort of imitation civil right, extended to an indefinite group of foreigners who have been selected arbitrarily and with no regard to American interests." Peter Brimelow, Alien Nation, 1995.In 2001, the United States admitted 1,064,318 immigrants-enough people to create a major city the size of Chicago. Why is immigration so high? One of the reasons is chain migration. In chain migration, one immigrant sponsors several other immigrants for admission, who then sponsor several others themselves, and so on. Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists.

    Chain migration happens because present U.S. immigration policy is based on the principle of broadly defined family reunification; immigrants are able to sponsor their relatives back home to be admitted as immigrants here.1 In other words, most immigrants are admitted simply because they have a relative here who sponsors them, not because of what they might be able to contribute to our society.

    Because of the chain reaction described above, immigration numbers continue to rise. Under the "immediate relatives" category, the parents, spouse, and children of a U.S. citizen are admitted without limit. Therefore, once the law was changed in 1965 to create the so-called family reunification system, chain migration caused the numbers in this category to steadily rise. Five years after chain migration began, the number of immediate relative admissions had nearly doubled (from 32,714 in 1965 to 79,213 in 1970); ten years after, it had almost tripled (to 91,504 in 1975); 15 years after, it was nearly five times higher (151,131 in 1980); 20 years after, it was nearly six times higher (204,368 in 1985); 25 years after, it was seven times higher (231,680 in 1990); less than 30 years after, it was eight times higher (249,764 in 1994); and in 2001, 36 years later, the number of immediate relatives admitted 443,964-over 13 times higher.

    Since most immigration categories have a limit to the number of people who can be admitted each year, immigrants' relatives back home must often wait for years to be admitted. Because of chain migration, over three million aliens have been told they are eligible to immigrate but have to wait. Many of them do not, figuring that, since they are eligible anyway, they should not have to wait for the U.S. government to get around to doing the paperwork. In this way, chain migration-and the expectations and long lines it produces-increases illegal immigration.

    The problem will get worse. The illegal aliens given amnesty by Congress in 1986 are just now fueling naturalization in record numbers. As these former illegal aliens become citizens, all of their immediate relatives qualify to come immediately to the United States, and start new migration chains of their own.

    The U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (USCIR) studied the issue of chain migration and proposed limiting family-sponsored immigration to only the spouse and minor children of a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident (LPR) and the parents of a U.S. citizen (as long as they are supported by the sponsor)-with a ceiling of 400,000 per year. This compares with family-sponsored immigration in 2001 of 676,107 people. What would be cut would be visas for siblings of U.S. citizens and adult sons and daughters of both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs).

    Unfortunately, Congress has not yet acted to eliminate either the immigrant backlog, nor, more importantly, the system of chain migration that causes it. Ignoring the recommendations by the bipartisan USCIR that would have begun to rationalize the system, Congress has failed to fix the soaring levels of immigration which it created (inadvertently, according to some of its sponsors).

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    acelaw, better check your position. You have been stating all along you are against illegal immigration. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this "chain migration" you speak of is legal. So if it is legal, then what is your problem now? Sounds like the people applying for a visa as a family member are doing the right thing. You now have a problem with people who are obeying our laws??

    "Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists
    For you that are from other countries waiting on visa,"

    Aren't these other people waiting in line because they are family members waiting for a visa??!! (ie: "chain migration")

    "WELL lets put the blame for the problem where it belongs,"

    Where does that blame belong?

    "why should this group get special treatment over you? You all need to learn how to sue, protest when you break our laws and just learn how to be a good thief, greedy selfish behavior will win, better get your game on!!!!"

    What group are you talking about? And what specail treatment are you talking about?

    Favorite part of the article:
    "Chain migration happens because present U.S. immigration policy is based on the principle of broadly defined family reunification"

    So let me get something straight. The people applying for visas are obeying the law, yet your angered is directed at them? Sounds like your anger should be directed at our policy, becuase these people are obeying the law.(at least that was the point of the article.)

    Who is to blame for our policy that allows this, the immigrants or the policy makers??!!

  4. #4
    Guest
    Just look at the title of the thread, SKS. You will see exactly what group he is talking about. Look at all of his posts about Cruz Bustamante and Vincente Fox. It is very easy to see what particular ethnic group Acelaw blames this country's problems on. Too bad he's so bitter. Poor guy.

  5. #5
    Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists

    and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists

    You just don't get it do you, every one complains about the WAIT for paper work, the system is over run, then you add all the fraudulent apps that consume time and its Americas fault . LOLOLOL We have almost doubled this Depart in the last ten years , again costs is paid by the taxpayers, its legal and its not a problem, except of course the time wasted by those that try and beat the system, but their just victims RIGHT???? Chippemonk how dare some one question Bust-o-monte or Fox , you would think this is a free country HUH????

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    acelaw, so change your story now right? Why don't you address the questions I ask??

    This is from the article that YOU posted:
    ""Naturally, chain migration drives immigration numbers up; annual immigration has tripled since chain migration began in the mid-1960s and has led to additional millions consigned to visa waiting lists"

    CHAIN MIGRATION, according to the article, is the real reason why immigration numbers are up and led the the vis waiting lists, not the "fraudulent apps." you refer to.

    "You just don't get it do you, every one complains about the WAIT for paper work, the system is over run, then you add all the fraudulent apps that consume time and its Americas fault."

    Where in the article does it state anything about the problem of illegal aliens filing fraudulent applications as being a reason immigration numbers are high??? According the the article, the WAIT you talk about is a result of "chain migration."

    Why do you try to sound intelligent by cutting and pasting articles, yet they don't prove your point?


    More from YOUR article:
    "Congress has failed to fix the soaring levels of immigration which it created"

    YES that is America's fault. It is America's fault for not fixing our system and for Congres not acting to eliminate the backlog and addressing the immigration issues. I know, it isn't America's fault the system is broken, right acelaw? So, if we didn't do it, we shouldn't fix it right?

    "We have almost doubled this Depart in the last ten years , again costs is paid by the taxpayers,"

    what about what the article states?

    Again according the article YOU posted:

    "Unfortunately, Congress has not yet acted to eliminate either the immigrant backlog,"

    Doubled the dept.? What are they doing? Sounds to me you can hire millions more workers, and it won't solve anything if Congress doesn't address the issue.

    "its legal and its not a problem, except of course the time wasted by those that try and beat the system, but their just victims RIGHT????

    Who said they are victims??

    For the record, read your articles before you try to use them to make a point. Better yet, don't post your articles anyway, because they are much ado about nothing. You can only complain for so long........

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