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Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1999 (ICPSR 3485)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service


This data collection contains information on the characteristics of aliens who became legal permanent residents of the United States in fiscal year 1999 (October 1998 through September 1999). Data are presented for two types of immigrants. The first category, New Arrivals, arrived from outside the United States with valid immigration visas issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. The second category, Adjustments, were already in the United States with temporary status and were adjusted to legal permanent residence through petition to the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Variables include port of entry, month and year of admission, class of admission, and state and area to which the immigrants were admitted. Demographic information such as age, sex, marital status, occupation, country of birth, country of last permanent residence, and nationality is also provided.

Series: Immigrants Admitted to the United States Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service. IMMIGRANTS ADMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES, 1999. ICPSR03485-v2. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03485.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03485.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    demographic characteristics, immigration, immigration policy, immigration status, immigrants, national identity, place of birth, population characteristics, population migration, population trends

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1998-10-01--1999-09-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 1998-10-01--1999-09-30

Universe:    All aliens who became legal permanent residents of the United States in fiscal year 1999.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data


Sample:    inap.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.


Original ICPSR Release:   2002-11-22

Version History:

  • 2008-08-08 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files, SAS transport (CPORT) files, SPSS system files, and Stata system files were added to this data collection. SDA has been added to this study.

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