Long waits for would-be-immigrants, not for others: Some reasons why

  • by: DAVID CRARY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 4:00 PM

NEW YORK — Sergio Garcia, the Californian granted a law license despite being in the U.S. illegally, has been waiting in vain since 1994 to get an immigration visa. Depending on their connections and home country, the wait for some would-be immigrants is far shorter, but delays of a decade or two are routine for many others — notably from the Philippines and Garcia's homeland, Mexico.

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