‘The Back of the Line’: Explaining Immigration Lines, Wait Times, Visa Categories
March 26, 2013 | Publication | Migration

Contrary to popular belief, there is not one “'line' that leads to legal permanent residence in the United States; current immigration law provides multiple paths to permanent residency. As immigration reform continues to be at the center of the national dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has released an issue brief examining key topics associated with immigration including lines, wait times for citizenship, and more. Going to the Back of the Line: A Primer on Lines, Visa Categories, and Wait Times, is the first of a series of issue briefs MPI will publish focusing on major topics related to the immigration reform debate underway in Washington.

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