Introducing the New Immigrant Survey (NIS) Series!

The New Immigrant Survey (NIS) series is a nationally representative, multi-cohort, longitudinal study of new legal immigrants to the United States and their children. Based on electronic administrative records compiled for new legal permanent residents between May and November 2003, the geographic sampling took advantage of the natural clustering of immigrants. The baseline survey (ICPSR 38031) was conducted from June 2003 to June 2004 with over 15,000 respondents (adults and children). Round 2 (ICPSR 38061) is a follow-up interview, conducted between June 2007 and October 2009, with over 6,000 respondents. The public versions of the data will be added to these studies at a later date. Additional expected releases include additional Round 1 and Round 2 (Version 2) restricted files containing geographic variables for the adult, spouse, and proxy data files.

The series includes variables on health and insurance, migration history, living conditions, transfers, employment history, income and assets, social networks, religion, housing environments, and child assessment tests. The series aims to fills gaps of information on immigration policy and processes while, at the same time, benefiting legal immigrants themselves by identifying and addressing their concerns.

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Nov 11, 2022

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