Diversity Immigration System

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The immigrant topic has had a long back and forth history with the United States. Since the beginning of this issue the next generation has adopted the common fear of outsiders that don’t look and sound like others around them. From 1900 to 1920, nearly 24 million immigrants arrived during what is known as the “Great Wave”. The outbreak of World War I reduced immigration from Europe, but mass immigration resumed upon the war 's conclusion, and Congress responded with a new immigration policy: the national-origins quota system passed in 1921 and revised in 1924(PEGLER-GORDON, ANNA).
In 1924, Congress created the U.S. Border Patrol within the Immigration Service. Then in 1965, Congress replaced the national origins system with a preference system …show more content…

Spouses and minor/ unmarried children of the principal applicant may also enter as dependents. A computer-generated random lottery drawing chooses selectees for diversity visas. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to nationals of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the last five years(How the United States Immigration System …show more content…

This often leads to family members waiting roughly 20 years before they are even considered for the family preference system. The overall numerical limit for permanent employment-based immigrants is 140,000 per year. This number includes the immigrants plus their eligible spouses and minor unmarried children, meaning the actual number of employment-based immigrants is less than 140,000 each year (How the United States Immigration System Works).
Each year 55,000 visas are allocated randomly to nationals from countries that have sent less than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous 5 years (How the United States Immigration System Works). This results in a reduction of the actual annual limit to 50,000. Under more research for TPS and DED they both don’t necessarily lead to LPR status or confer any other immigration status (How the United States Immigration System Works). Which in return could/ will lead to more paperwork and longer wait. With every program that is in place for our nation to be host to immigrants to start a new way of life we make it not so easy because the nation wants good people to continue to make the U.S as a great

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