3 million individuals granted US visas

New research shows that more than three million individuals were granted work permits, work visas, and green cards for the United States in 2013.

The most recent data issued by the Congressional Research Service, shows that during 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued around 1 million green cards with work authorisation, 1 million employment-based non-immigrant visas for foreign workers, and 1.2 million work-permit authorisations for foreign nationals.

The total number of foreign workers in the United States stands at 26 million as of 2014, according to data issued by the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Meanwhile, separate Centre for Immigration Studies data, the US immigrant population—both legal and illegal—hit a record 42.4 million in 2014.

“All foreign nationals who gain lawful permanent resident status in the United States are eligible to work, regardless of what preference category or class they entered through,” according to a congressional research memo obtained by the Free Beacon.

Additional polling data collected by Pew shows that 83 percent of the public would like the level of immigration frozen or reduced, including at least 92 percent of Republicans polled.

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