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Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Immigrants Admitted to the United States Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; immigration; immigration policy; immigration status; immigrants; national identity; place of birth; population characteristics; population migration; population trends
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-10 / 1996-09
    Time period: 1995-10--1996-09
  • 1995-10 / 1996-09
    Collection date: 1995-10--1996-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All aliens who became legal permanent residents of the United States in fiscal year 1996.
Collection Mode
  • (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.

2010-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2534 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02534.v1
  • Bang, James T., Mitra, Aniruddha. Brain drain and institutions of governance: Educational attainment of immigrants to the US 1988-1998. Economic Systems.35, (3), 335-354.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2010.09.003 (DOI)
  • Dreher, Axel, Poutvaara, Panu. Foreign students and migration to the United States. World Development.39, (8), 1294-1307.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.12.001 (DOI)
  • Dreher, Axel, Poutvaara, Panu. Student Flows and Migration: An Empirical Analysis. Helsinki Center of Economic Research Discussion Papers.100, Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Center of Economic Research. 2006.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bollinger, Christopher R., Hagstrom, Paul. Food Stamp Program Participation of Refugees and Immigrants. UKCPR Discussion Paper Series.2003-05, Lexington, KY: Uuniversity of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. 2004.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1998): Immigrants Admitted to the United States, 1996. Archival Version. Immigrants Admitted to the United States Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.