This book examines the needs for and availability of statistics concerning immigrants and immigration. It concentrates on the needs for statistics on immigrants, refugees, and illegal aliens for policy and program purposes, on the adequacy of the statistics that are produced and of the statistical systems that generate them, and on recommendations for improving these systems. Also, the history of immigration legislation and the estimates of the size of the illegal alien population are briefly reviewed.
Table of Contents
|1 Overview and Major Recommendations||1-12|
|2 Immigration Policy: Past to Present||13-25|
|3 Needs for Statistics on Immigration||26-34|
|4 The Immigration and Naturalization Service||35-73|
|5 Other Government Sources of Information on Immigration||74-100|
|6 The Role of Nongovernmental Activities in Immigration Studies||101-109|
|7 Collecting Data on Refugees and Asylees: An Illusion of a Complex Process||110-125|
|8 Data Gaps and Ways to Fill Them||126-142|
|Appendix A: Selected Forms||159-202|
|Appendix B: Some Methodological Issues in Analyzing Data on Immigration||203-254|
|Appendix C: The Settlement Process Among Mexican Migrants to the United States: New Methods and Findings||255-292|
|Appendix D: A Review of Statistical Aspects Contained Within Pending Immigration Legislation: A Letter Report to the INS, May 1983||293-300|
|Appendix E: A Summary of Panel Activities||301-303|
|Appendix F: Bibliographic Sources of Information||304-324|
|Appendix G: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff||325-328|
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