If it is so difficult to obtain a visa to the United States ,how come there is debate about mass migration?

Everywhere is common knowledge that legal migration to the U.S is a hard task to accomplish yet the U.S still accepts 1.2 million people per year , are they all talented,skilled and sponsored?

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  • 3 months ago
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    US has been accepting about 1.5-1.6 million immigrants (immigration visas) a year for several years. In addition, temporary visa holders commit visa fraud & remain. Then add about 3 million or so illegal aliens who enter without inspection. The net result is huge numbers added to the population, most of whom are not sponsored, not well educated, not skilled. The majority of those with family sponsorship have little to no advanced education, no skills, and flood the low-end job market (which already has far too many native-born citizens in that pool). All totaled, it's far too many, especially since the vast majority most of them have violated visa/immigration laws & regulations.

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  • 3 months ago

    It depends on what you mean by "difficult". Ultimately there are a number of both immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories, and either you are eligible or you are not. 

    Beyond that, it depends on your circumstances and the visa you are applying for. A spousal green card? Relatively quick and easy. For a sibling green card - I don't know about "difficult", but certainly not quick. The waiting period is 7-8 years in some cases. Getting a non-immigrant visitor visa from a low-income country can certainly be difficult, because you have to prove you will not overstay, and many people have difficulty convincing the consular officer of that. 

    The US allows about a million people to immigrate legally and many more to come in on temporary visas, but there are still more who want to come but can't or don't qualify.

    As far as the debate over what is termed "mass migration" - this has been a debate for far longer than just recent years. Each generation has wanted to shut the door behind them, particularly when newcomers are culturally different than those who came before. 

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  • 3 months ago

    how come there is debate about mass migration

    That is easy. There are an estimated 1,000,000,000 on the planet that want to move to some other place. NO destination has jobs,houses,schools etc. for ALL that desire to move in.

    The controlled movement via some sort of immigration check keeps the flow of individuals to each destination to a level the economy can deal with.

    The issue being talked about in the USA is about the Millions that decided not to follow the rules and over the years were not rounded up and returned back.

    Many that could have done something were not allowed to or delayed a decision to the next round of elected rule makers. This situation is not some recent thing but has been gong on for many many years.

    It just makes the News more often recently.

    Are they ALL.... NO.

    One reason Immigration Visa Agents are HUMAN and allowed to assess each claim individually on its merits and not just some detailed checklist.

    Of the approved ones many qualify under a family connection. The spouse can join the first to come. The Child brings their parents. About 25% of the LEGAL fall into this situation.

    Everywhere is common knowledge that legal migration to ( MANY COUNTRIES)

    is a hard task to accomplish . Just the way it is with over a BILLION on the planet wanting to move to other places.

    In your parents time it was not that hard to wander the planet at will.

    it was expensive and not that many of the masses could afford to do it.

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  • Maxi
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    3 months ago

    The US has very 'flexible' immigration laws, they allow chain migration, run a green card lottery and allow in country adjustment of status.so no talented/sjilled and sponsored doesn't coverall  the immigrants they get

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  • Lisa A
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    3 months ago

    They are all sponsored. They are not all talented. They are mostly unskilled/illiterate. All you have to do to get an immigrant visa to the US is share DNA with a US citizen, or marry one. There are no Herculean labors involved. That is why the US takes more legal immigrants every year than any other country.

    Your premise that it is difficult to get an immigrant visa to the US is false.

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  • 3 months ago

    they just need to get their legal papers together

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  • 3 months ago

    Those you speak of are just sneaking in across the border not an ocean

    • Lisa A
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      3 months agoReport

      1.2 million is only the LEGAL immigrants.

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