The RAISE Act: Dramatic Change to Family Immigration, Less So for the Employment-Based System

…Slightly more than 1 million immigrants are granted lawful permanent residence (informally known as getting a green card) annually; just over half are already in the United States and adjusting from temporary status. Family-based immigration comprises about two-thirds of the annual total.

The RAISE Act seeks to halve this 1 million by eliminating many current categories for family-sponsored immigration. Currently, U.S. citizens can sponsor spouses, minor children, and parents without numerical limitations. Under capped categories, U.S. citizens can also sponsor adult children and siblings; and legal permanent resident…more:  migrationpolicy.org