The Immigration act of 1990, enacted November 29, 1990, increased the number of legal immigrants into the United States. Through this act, the United States recognizes important contributions and fundamental value of immigrants to the country. The Act encompasses the tradition to reunite families of skilled individuals whose professional working experience and abilities is of US interests.
Benefits of the immigration act of 1990 are the following:
1) Economic growth, cultural and educational development– skilled individuals with extraordinary abilities make the US economy more competitive and bring new stage in cultural and educational development;
2) Decrease in number of illegally immigrating persons into the United States– illegal immigration is not supported by the US government. Illegal immigration itself threatens the safety of US citizens;
3) Increase in number of legal immigrants to the United States– employment-based (EB) visa category, diversity immigrant visa program and family-based visas increase the level of legal immigrants into the US. Legal immigrants bring with them fundamental changes to the States’ economy and welfare through their skills and abilities;
4) Family reunification under the family-based visa category– the US government is committed to the reunion of family members through the family-based visa, which allows a visa to the children, spouses, siblings of the US citizens or lawful permanent residents;
5) Increase employment in the US– through supporting investors who want to establish their business in the United States, the level of employment gets higher and higher;
6) Deportation of criminal aliens for crimes committed in the United States– aliens, who committed a crime in the United States, will be deported according to the deportation procedure of the act.