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A Devastating Wait: Family Unit and the Immigration Backlogs

A Devastating Wait: Family Unit and the Immigration Backlogs

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A Devastating Wait:
 
Family Unity and theImmigration Backlogs
 
Acknowledgements
 Asian American Institute
April Lewton
 Asian American Justice Center 
Tuyet DuongKaren NarasakiGeorge C. Wu
 Asian Law Caucus
Joren Lyons
 Asian Pacic American Legal Center 
Daniel K. IchinoseLindsey KawaharaStewart KwohNam-Pho NguyenTammy PengAdrienne PlattsSara SadhwaniRebecca SheaMy B. TrinhKarin WangMark Yoshida
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Loc Nguyen
Filipino American Service Group, Inc.
Susan DilkesRhoda Francisco
Law Ofce of Daniel Huang 
Daniel T. Huang
Pilipino Workers Center 
Strela CervasAquilina Soriano
South Asian AmericansLeading Together 
Priya Murthy
South Asian Network 
Shiu-Ming Cheer 
 A Devastating Wait: Family Unity and the Immigration Backlogs
 
was produced by the Asian Pacic American Legal Center.
Daniel Huang
is the report’s principal author.
Special thanks to:
© 2008 Asian Pacic American Legal Center. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may bereproduced in any form by any means without attribution. Printed in the United States of America.
This report made possible
with support from the
 
The Asian Pacic American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC)
is the nation’s largest legal
organization serving the Asian and Pacic Islander (API) communities. Founded in 1983, APALC is a unique
organization that combines traditional legal services with civil rights advocacy and leadership development.
The mission of APALC
is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education and buildcoalitions to positively inuence and impact Asian and Pacic Islanders and to create a more equitable and
harmonious society.
APALC is afliated with the Asian American Justice Center (formerly known as NAPALC) in Washington, D.C.
Contents
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Introduction
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Background – Family Unity in Immigration Law
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U.S. Immigration Law Before 1965
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6Current U.S. Immigration Law
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6Key Terms in U.S. Immigration Law
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7
Benets of Family-Based Immigration
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03
The Problem Dened
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Family Backlogs
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10
The Backlogs and Other Immigration Rules
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12
Adam Khan
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13
Pedro D. Alpay
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15
Impact on New Immigrants
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16
Sumathi Athluri
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17
Impact on the Elderly
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18
Francisco Villacrusis
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Impact on Women
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20
Jennifer Xu
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Impact on Asian Americans
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22John Park
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23
Impact on Latinos
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24Same-Sex Couples and Family Immigration
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04
A Greater Threat
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My D.
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05
Proposed Solutions
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30
Increase in Family Visas
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30Redening Family Categories
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31Relief for Special Categories
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31
Caps on Waiting Times
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32Recapture of Unused Visas
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33Increase of Per Country Limits
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06
Summary of Recommendations
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3407Endnotes
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