TABLE 2.4 Admissions by Detailed Category, Fiscal Years 1993 and 1995

Type of Admission

1995

1993

Family-preference admissions, total

238,122

226,776

1st

Unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens

11,219

9,636

 

Children of those unmarried adult children

3,963

3,183

2nd

Spouses of permanent residents

38,828

43,033

 

Children of permanent residents

59,574

41,450

 

Children of those spouses or children

12,558

14,121

 

Unmarried adult children of permanent residents

24,174

23,221

 

Children of those unmarried adult children

9,401

6,483

3rd

Married adult children of U.S. citizens

5,719

6,475

 

Spouses of those married adult children

5,052

5,667

 

Children of those married adult children

10,105

11,243

4th

Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens

19,332

20,983

 

Spouses of those brothers and sisters

13,293

14,014

 

Children of those brothers and sisters

24,904

27,267

Employment-preference admissions

85,336

147,012

1st

Aliens with extraordinary ability

1,194

1,259

 

Outstanding professors or researchers

1,617

1,676

 

Multinational executives or managers

3,922

5,088

 

Spouses and children of 1st preference immigrants

10,606

13,091

2nd

Professionals holding advanced degrees

4,952

13,801

 

Spouses and children of those professionals

5,523

15,667

3rd

Skilled workers

9,094

12,813

 

Professionals with a baccalaureate degree

5,792

9,560

 

Spouses and children of skilled workers and professionals

23,262

28,434

 

Chinese Student Protection Act

4,213

26,915

 

Needed unskilled workers

3,636

4,405

 

Spouses and children of unskilled workers

4,248

5,562

4th

Ministers and their spouses and children

1,993

2,291

 

Other religious workers and their spouses and children

2,506

2,909

 

Miscellaneousa

2,238

2,958

5th

Employment creation

540

583

Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, total

220,360

255,059

Spouses

123,238

145,843

Children

48,740

46,788

Parents of adult U.S. citizens

48,382

62,428

Children born abroad to permanent residents

1,894

2,030



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