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The insanely confusing path to legal immigration, in one chart

Congress and the White House have just begun exploring policies that would revamp the country's immigration laws. A bipartisan group of senators have proposed a new pathway to citizenship Monday and, later Tuesday, President Obama is expected to unveil his own reform plan.

Those are all ideas for the future - but what does our immigration system look like right now? A few years ago, Immigration Road put together this flowchart on how to gain a green card (which might be a bit easier on your eyes if you view as a PDF here).

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