By Ken Hill; Daniel B Levine; Robert Warren; National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Immigration Statistics
This e-book examines the wishes for and availability of records touching on immigrants and immigration. It concentrates at the wishes for records on immigrants, refugees, and unlawful extraterrestrial beings for coverage and application reasons, at the adequacy of the data which are produced and of the statistical structures that generate them, and on concepts for making improvements to those platforms. additionally, the heritage of immigration laws and the estimates of the scale of the unlawful alien inhabitants are in brief reviewed.
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An office manager could determine how many aliens agent X served or agent Y arrested in a particular period. Other questions that could be answered at various managerial levels would include: How many Iranian students are studying in the United States and where are they located? How many refugees admitted in April 1983 had active cases of tuberculosis? Where are these persons now? What is the age distribution of persons apprehended this year compared with last? Clearly, not all important questions can be answered with management records alone, but they would be much easier to answer if such a system were a reality.
IMMIGRATION POLICY: PAST TO PRESENT 24 Temporary Admissions Most aliens come to the United States for a temporary purpose rather than for permanent residence. 5 million people entered the country as temporary admissions (excluding short-term border crossers from Mexico and Canada). By far the largest group of temporary admissions is visitors. Others included in this category are foreign officials, people here on business, crew members of vessels and aircraft, students, temporary workers, and trainees.
S. S. S. S. S. citizens and their spouses and children Sixth Workers in skilled or unskilled occupations in which laborers are in short supply in the United States, their spouses and children Other qualified applicants Nonpreference 22 Percentage and Number of Visas 20% or 54,000 26% or 70,200a 10% or 27,000 10% or 27,000a 24% or 64,800a 10% or 27,000 Any numbers not used abovea Note: A minor is under 21 years of age; an adult is 21 or older. Refugees are not included in the visa allocation system.