The Process of Legal U.S. Immigration

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Guests on the program discuss the process of immigrating to the United States: Who is eligible to apply, how long does it take and how much does it cost?


Jennifer Ludden, NPR correspondent who covers immigration issues

Crystal Williams, deputy director for programs at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, in Washington, D.C.

Roberto Vargas, inventory and distribution supervisor at American Apparel, a garment factory in Los Angeles; immigrated from Mexico in 1999 — received permanent residency in 2004; married to an American



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