Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1979 (ICPSR 7999)

Published: Mar 18, 2010

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


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This data collection contains information on the characteristics of aliens who became legal permanent residents of the United States in fiscal year 1979 (October 1978 through September 1979). 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 Department of State. Those in 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 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.

United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-18.

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1978-10 -- 1979-09

The total number of immigrants admitted during fiscal year 1979 is unknown. This file probably accounts for approximately 85 percent of total admissions for that year.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Statistical Analysis Branch

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1984-03-18 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.

2010-03-18 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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