US immigration – what is the current position?

With so much in the news in regards to US President Barack Obama’s bold new immigration reform initiatives, many people are curious as to how it will change policy. But what is America’s current immigration policy, and how are immigrants able to enter the US legally under the present terms? In an excerpt from the new edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client 2015, Withers attorneys Reaz Jafri and Mark Haranzo map out America’s complex immigration policy under the present condition.