Family-Based Permanent Residency
Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and children of unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens (unmarried at the time of filling). The numerical limit from 54,000 to 23,400.
Spouses and unmarried sons and daughters of Permanent Residents. The numerical limit from 70,200 to 114,200. IMMACT 90 allocates the 114,200 visas as follows:
- Spouses and children - 77% (87,934 minimum)
- Unmarried sons and daughters - 23% (26,266 minimum) (also includes children of unmarried sons and daughters)
This category was the former fourth preference and includes married sons and daughters of citizens and their children. The numerical limit was changed from 27,000 to 23,400. D. Fourth Preference. This category was the former fifth preference and includes brothers and sisters 21 years of age or over, spouses and children of brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens and legalized aliens. The numerical limit was changed from 64,800 to 65,600.