Why is the number of people processed per year for "first" preference category significantly lower than F2 preference.

Asked about 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

Logic would dictate that the first preference would have the largest fixed rate; then if anything was left over it would trickle down. The large processing rate of F2 makes that all moot. What is the reasoning behind that? Is this to stop the potential influx of LPRs from becoming United States citizens?

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  1. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . Logic? Questioning the logic of US immigration policy is not always fruitful. The F-2 category includes spouses and children of LPRs, which Congress may deem a "more important" relationship than adult sons or daughters of US Citizens.

  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Congress sets the rules.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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