U.S. immigration – long waits, onerous rules

Posted on June 19, 2007. Filed under: immigration |

An opinion piece in USA TODAY gives the following statistics regarding visa wait times – 

Depending on their origin, spouses and minor children of legal U.S. residents, eligible this month for visas to become legal residents, have waited:

* Mexico — six years.

* Other — five years.

Siblings of U.S. citizens, eligible this month, have waited:

* Philippines — 22 years.

* Mexico — 13 years.

* Other — 11 years.

Source: State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs

Something is horribly wrong with the U.S. immigration system. I thought the INS was (largely) ineffective…. The DHS and the ICE bring to mind secret police….


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