Illegal Immigration

Archive Report

Impact of Illegal Aliens in U.S.

Explosive Growth in Clandestine Immigration

Changes in U.S. immigration law due to take effect Jan. I will impose the most severe restrictions in history on legal immigration into the United States from other countries of the Western Hemisphere. For the first time, each of these countries will have a quota of 20,000 U.S.-bound emigrants each year. In addition, a preference system already in effect for the Eastern Hemisphere will be applied in this part of the world. The preferences favor close relatives of U.S. residents, refugees, and professionals and skilled workers.

The changes are intended to put the residents of this hemisphere on an equal footing with the rest of the world. Ironically the changes are expected to worsen, rather than ...

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