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The Immigration Act of 1990 mandated the creation of a bipartisan
commission to examine the impacts of immigration on the United States
and to make recommendations for future policy. The Commission, chaired
by the late Barbara Jordan, issued its final report in 1997, but Barbara
Jordan held a press conference in 1995 releasing the Commission's
recommendations on legal immigration. The Jordan Commission called for
an end to Chain Migration, the end of the Visa Lottery, and an annual
immigration flow of 550,000 new immigrants per year with a focus on
highly-skilled workers, the nuclear family members of U.S. citizens and
permanent residents, and the U.S.'s fair share of refugees and asylees
(50,000/year).

1995 Barbara Jordan Press Conference on Legal Immigration Recommendations

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America's Jobless
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Legal Immigration
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Chain Migration
immigration reform
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