This chart by Reason Magazine demonstrates how our immigration system really works. Click on the image for the expanded view.
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The full chart, “Our Nation’s Broken Immigration and Naturalization System,” produced by Reason Foundation and the National Foundation for American Policy, is online at: http://reason.org/files/a87d1550853898a9b306ef458f116079.pdf
An alternate version of the chart that appeared in the October 2008 issue of Reason magazine is here: http://reason.org/files/cb299f0134ca8bb75243c69caa92eea7.pdf