Border Security

LEGAL IMMIGRATION - WHY ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS (AOS) REMAINS ON THE BACK BURNER?

The debate over immigration reform is more focused on allowing illegal immigrants become lawful residents. How about those who came to the United States lawfully and have kept their lawful presence in the United States for several years, even decades, and are trying to adjust their status to permanent residence but hit the I-130 long processing times? Shall they continue going to school forever just to keep their lawful status in the United States joggling between a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, then back to an associate degree, just trying to abide by the law of the land and not falling into illegality? Those individuals lawfully residing in the United States for years and whose petitions for alien relative (I-130) has been filed must be an immigration priority. To avoid any abuse of the system, the US Government may even issue a rule. For example: If a relative files an I-130 petition for an alien relative with uninterrupted lawful presence in the United States for at least 10 years,  that relative should be allowed to apply for adjustment of status within 60 days of submitting the I-130 form provided USCIS has verified the relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary . The State Department Bulletin processing times shall not apply for such alien relatives.

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Idea No. 1972