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Almost 400,000 visas are available in the US

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The U.S. government has set the new immigration levels available for the fiscal year 2017, which began in October. The Immigration and Nationality Act includes an annual minimum limit of family-sponsored visas of 226,000 and an annual minimum level of employment-based visas of 140,000. This means that in total, almost 400,000 visas are available for immigrants who wish to move to America to work or to rejoin their family members. Nationals from any given country cannot exceed 7 percent of the total annual limits.

The total number of unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who can receive a family-sponsored visa is set at 23,400. Together with spouses and children of U.S. citizens, the number goes up to 114,200. For married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens there is also a limit of 23,400, and for brothers and sisters, there is a cap of 65,000.

As for the employment-based limits, priority workers will account for 28.6 percent of the worldwide employment-based level. Also, 28.6 percent are reserved for members of the professions which require advanced degrees and for persons of exceptional ability. The same share goes to skilled workers, professionals and other workers. Certain special immigrants account for 7.1 percent of the worldwide level. Finally, the employment creation category will also account for 7.1 percent of the overall limit.

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