As much as 75 percent of the population of the United States of America is contributed by the legal immigrants in the family category. It has been the case especially since the year 2000, when such immigrants started pouring in to the United States in large numbers. Predictions reveal that if things continue to remain this way, another 100 million people will be added to this population.
How the past has been
Official reports say that this addition will take place by the year 2065. This is a piece of information revealed by Negative Population Growth. It has been observed that in the 1970s more than half of the immigrants that have come to the United States are all within the category of family immigrants.
In the year 2013, the share of people in this category came up to 66 percent. Such type of immigration has been given the name chain immigration. It has been found that the cause of migration to the United States cannot be stated as better employment opportunities anymore. It has more has to do with the immigration policy of the country. The more flexible they are, the more number of people will come in.
A probable solution
To keep a check on this, Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies has recommended imposing of caps on some of the family based immigrants that the United States of America takes in very often. Apart from this, it has also been recommended to impose restrictions on other areas like getting spouse or parents on dependent visas.
Vaughan observes that with an easy immigration policy, it is not only easy for people to come in but also difficult to detect the fraud that likely to take place more often in such a situation.
Original Source: Breitbart