CRS Issue Statement on Legal Immigration
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The challenge inherent in this policy issue is balancing employers hopes to have access to a supply of legally present foreign workers, families longing to reunite and live together, others concerns about population growth, and a widely shared wish among all of the stakeholders to improve the policies governing legal immigration into the country. Addressing these contentious policy reforms against the backdrop of economic crisis sharpens the social and business cleavages and may well narrow the range of options. The scope of this issue includes temporary admissions e.g., guest workers, foreign students and permanent admissions e.g. employment-based, family-based, as well as proposals for the legalization and status adjustment of aliens not currently eligible for legal status.
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