We often hear the question: “Why don’t undocumented immigrants just get in line to immigrate legally?” This 15-minute video explains what those lines or avenues for legal immigration to the U.S. are, who can get in them (and who can’t), and how long it takes to get through those lines.
There are essentially four avenues or “lines” to immigrate or move to the U.S. to live and work there permanently: the family preference line, the employment-based line, the refugee and asylum case line, and the diversity visa lottery line.
Opinions tend to run high about the issue of immigration, but often our shared set of facts runs low. If we’re going to think faithfully about immigration, it’s important that we share an understanding of how immigration works today—and maybe dispel some myths or misunderstandings that we didn’t even know we had.
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