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John F. Kennedy on Families & Children

 


Remove barriers to reuniting immigrant families

In order to remove existing barriers to the reuniting of families, 2 additional improvements in the law are needed.

First, parents of American citizens, who now have a preferred quota status, should be accorded nonquota status.

Second, parents of aliens resident in the US, who now have no preference, should be accorded a preference, after skilled specialists and other relatives of citizens and alien residents.

These changes will have little effect on the number of immigrants admitted. They will have a major effect insofar as they relieve the hardship many of our citizens and residents now face in being separated from their parents.

These changes will not solve all the problems of immigration. But they will insure that progress will continue to be made toward our ideals and toward the realization of humanitarian objectives.

Source: A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy, p. 50 , Jan 8, 1963

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