from Roy Beck at Numbersusa.com
Sen. Menendez’s plan to bring in an additional 550,000 permanent foreign workers next year would be made worse by chain migration. Every one of the proposed 550,000 immigrants under Sen. Menendez’s plan would create a chain of immigrants connecting to more than a dozen other families. Once you do the math, you can see how devastating Sen. Menendez’s plan would be for American workers and the infrastructure of our country.
First, a typical immigrant from a developing nation has three adult siblings from one family. As soon as that immigrant becomes a citizen, he or she can put those siblings in line for immigration. In other words, as soon as that first immigrant arrives, the rest of the extended family considers themselves on a path to America as well. However, the chain does not end there.
The first immigrant’s spouse plus the spouses of the first immigrant’s adult siblings are also eligible. That makes nearly half a dozen families who are waiting in line thanks to that one (just one of 550,000) immigrant. Each family includes siblings, minor children, parents, etc.
In addition, each of those spouses has adult siblings, and the chain continues. A single immigrant can create a chain of possibly 17 different families. The chain migration effect on Sen. Menendez’s proposal has been missing from the discussion. At the very least, I hope you will oppose Sen. Menendez’s plan. Should you feel compelled to do something proactive, you could also introduce a bill to end chain migration, which clearly does not benefit the interests of the United States.