Both the Senate and the President’s proposals for immigration reform agree the pathway to citizenship begins at the “back of the line” — behind everyone who’s legally waiting. But, it turns out, there isn’t one line. There are many lines. And for some families, the wait is so long it’s going back in time.

It’s easier to think of the line like the ones you see at the airport. Imagine they’re all full of people waiting to fly to the United States. There are different airlines, or ways to get a green card. But by far the most popular airline to the U.S. is the family-based visa.

There are two pathways to that gate.

via Sending Immigrants To The Back Of An Endless Line | Fronteras Desk.