The Obama Administration has announced that it will take steps to reform our Green Card system to make it easier for families to stay together. Migratory patterns across Latin America are changing. Finally new data suggests that immigration from Latino countries could end this year.
The Obama Administration Eases Waiver Regulations For Green Cards USCIS announced that they were changing they will be issuing new regulations which will make it easier for the immigrant children and spouses of American Citizens to get a green card. “Obama administration officials announced on Friday that they will propose a fix to a notorious snag in immigration law that will spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from immigrant spouses and children. Obama administration officials announced on Friday that they will propose a fix to a notorious snag in immigration law that will spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from immigrant spouses and children.”
Migratory Patterns In Latin America Changing Migration patterns remain the same in size but where they are going is vastly different from where it was a decade ago. “Throughout Mexico and much of Latin America, the old migratory patterns are changing. The mobile and restless are now casting themselves across a wider range of cities and countries in the region, pitting old residents against new, increasing pressure to create jobs and prompting nations to rewrite their immigration laws, sometimes to encourage the trend.The United States is simply not the magnet it once was. Arrests at the United States’ southwest border in 2011 fell to their lowest level since 1972, confirming that illegal immigration, especially from Mexico, has reached what experts now describe as either a significant pause or the end of an era.”
Migration from Latin America Into The United States Slows As Migratory patterns continue to change the frequency of immigration into the United States has slowed. “The flow of immigrants from Latin America to the United States, a constant and often accelerating trend of the last three decades, slowed in 2011. The most prominent was the change from Mexico. New arrivals fell off a cliff, with apprehensions at the border hitting their lowest levels in seventeen years. The drop is so great that Doug Massey, head of the Mexican Migration Project (a long term survey of Mexican emigration at Princeton University), claims that for the first time in sixty years, Mexican migration to the United States has hit a net zero.”