Testimony on House of Representatives Subcommittee Hearing "'Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?': Barriers to Legal Immigration"

April 30, 2021

Testimony of John C. Yang, president and executive director, to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.

On April 28, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, John C. Yang, testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary's subcommittee on immigration and citizenship. The U.S. has not updated the family-based immigration system nor increased the annual number allocation of immigrant visas in over 30 years (since 1990) despite that fact that the U.S. population has increased and is aging. There is both an economic need for new workers in our labor market and a moral imperative to allow families to be reunited and for the millions of people living with no status or in temporary status to become permanent residents and citizens.