ABSTRACT

Employment-Based Immigration Backlog [March 26, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Currently in the United States, almost 1 million lawfully present foreign workers and their family members have been approved for, and are waiting to receive, lawful permanent resident (LPR) status (a 'green card'). This employment-based backlog is projected to double by FY2030. It exists because the number of foreign workers whom U.S. employers sponsor for green cards each year exceeds the annual statutory green card allocation. In addition to this numerical limit, a statutory 7% per-country ceiling prevents the monopolization of employment-based green cards by a few countries."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46291
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2020-03-26
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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