Let me be the first to respond in what I imagine will be a long line of responses to your recent Immigration Daily editorial concerning the Family Based 2A quota. To quote an old expression that was popular in the '70's, "Right on!" And the same criticism holds true in the case of spouses of US citizens, who if from a country where it is difficult to get a tourist visa to the US, can also have to wait overseas for more than a year to have their I-130 processed at the Service Center and then go through lengthy Consular Processing at a US Consulate abroad, giving new meaning to the term "immediate relative".
As in your premise, "Why the law should be broken", I can only respond with, "Because the law is broken." In fact our entire system of immigration in the US is broken and needs not a patchwork quilt of addendums, but a clean sweep that takes into consideration the speed at which our world moves in the 21st century. You are absolutely correct when you say, "Ultimately, the fault - and the choice - is with Congress". And yes, the ball is in their court. Let's hope the game does not get called off because of rain.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
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