Bringing over the family—largest portion of legal immigration to US

CNS.News reported yesterday that who one is related to, not one’s skills or humanitarian need, is the most reliable way to get Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) status putting the “new American” on track to becoming a US citizen.   In 2009 (in a recession!) we gave LPR status to 1.1 million immigrants, 748,000 of them came as relatives to someone who got in here ahead of them. Hat tip: Ed.

Called chain migration, I’ll bet there is absolutely no DNA testing to prove that these people are related at all.

From CNS.News:

( – Foreign nationals with family ties to American citizens and green-card holders accounted for about two-thirds (748,000) of the total 1.1 million individuals who were granted legal permanent residency status by the U.S. government in 2009, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

The number of foreign nationals who became legal permanent residents (LPRs) of the U.S. in 2009 as a result of family ties (66 percent) outpaced those who became LPRs on the basis of employment skills (13 percent) and humanitarian reasons (17 percent), the CBO revealed in a December 2010 report entitled, Immigration Policy in the United States: An Update.

“People granted permanent admission to the United States are formally classified as legal permanent residents and given a green card,” noted the CBO. “LPRs are eligible to live and work in the United States, own property, and join the armed forces; eventually, they may apply for U.S. citizenship.”

An individual who becomes an LPR or U.S. citizen can then sponsor the admittance of immediate family members into the U.S.

You can readily see how the number will multiply exponentially each year.   See NumbersUSA latest video demonstration of the quantum leap in US population already underway.

Preferred categories

There are five categories under which the U.S. grants permanent residency status to foreign nationals, according to CBO. They include: relatives of U.S. citizens, family-sponsored preferences, employment-based preferences, the Diversity Program, and humanitarian reasons.

The sub-categories under family-sponsored preferences admissions include – First preference: unmarried adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; Second preference: spouses and dependent children of LPRs, unmarried sons and daughters of LPRs; Third preference: married sons daughters of U.S. citizens; and Fourth preference: siblings of adult U.S. citizens.

I’m puzzled why unmarried adult sons and daughters would be the highest preference category.  Is it because they are the cheap worker-bees that big business wants?

Diversity Visa

We haven’t written much about it lately, and the mainstream media virtually NEVER mentions it, but readers will be shocked to learn that we have a diversity lottery where those wishing to come to the US from certain under-represented countries, oh, like Yemen and Nigeria for instance, can come if they win the diversity lottery. Here is one story I wrote about this giant loophole in our security.   When this CBO report discusses diversity,  that’s the program they are talking about.  We take about 55,000 lottery winners each year to bring more diversity to the US! No, this is not a joke!

Almost forgot, for new readers, the family reunification program (P-3) of the Refugee Resettlement Program has been suspended for about 2 years due to the discovery of widespread fraud in Africa with mostly Somalis.   Surprise! the State Department learned that as many as 80% of the Somalis applying to bring family were not even related to each other!

I’m looking forward to reading the whole CBO report carefully and am posting this in our ‘where to find information’ category.

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