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No Year Has Seen Legal Immigration Cut Like the 2nd Half of FY 2020

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No Year Has Seen Legal Immigration Cut Like the 2nd Half of FY 2020

 

 

https://www.cato.org/

By David J. Bier

Published on : October 17, 2020

 

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The United States has welcomed more than 85 million legal immigrants to the United States since its founding. But at no time since it has maintained records has the country witnessed as fast a decline in legal immigration as it has seen in the second half of fiscal year 2020 (which finished September 30). Overall, the second half of FY 2020 saw 92 percent fewer immigrants from abroad than the first half, which was larger than any annual decline in the history of the United States. 

Figure 1 shows the monthly immigrant visa issuances under the Trump administration since March 2017. As it shows, legal immigration almost wholly stopped in April and May 2020—after the State Department closed its consulates and President Trump issued a proclamation suspending new visa issuances to most immigrant categories. It has recovered slightly since then, but it remains 84 percent below last year (which was also a down year).

 

 

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Tikk

A global pandemic tends to do that ...

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moocow
1 hour ago, Tikk said:

A global pandemic tends to do that ...

Exactly. My program manager flew back to Finland to take care of some family issues. He flew out in April, I think, and they haven’t given him authorization to reenter the country. It’s one big screw up. He’s on an L-visa.

 

A friend flew back to China around March, and had a return trip ticket to come back in June, but the flight keeps getting canceled. The last I heard, her flight was rescheduled for the middle of November, but wouldn’t be surprised if it gets bumped past the new year. She’s a green card holder. 

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zurg

This is like the “news” that unemployment suddenly went up. 

There’s only one possible reason: Trump’s fault! :doh:

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Ticked@TinselTown

It's about time that immigration protocols were enforced.

Too bad it took this clusterf*ck to get people to pay attention.

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