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 1996 (October 1995 through September 1996). Data are presented for two types of immigrants. The first category, New Arrivals, arrived from outside the United States with valid immigrant 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.
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United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1996 . ICPSR02534-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-17. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02534.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02534.v2
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
Date of Collection:
Universe: All aliens who became legal permanent residents of the United States in fiscal year 1996.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) The record length of this data file is 45, not 43 as stated in the codebook. A two-digit code, "Immigrant Class of Admission," was added to the end of the record. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
records of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Statistics Division
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 variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-08-28
- 2010-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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