ERIC Number: ED451271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Two Decades of Immigration: Has the Sky Fallen Yet? Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs State of Immigration Report. Volume 1.
This report provides a demographic analysis of immigration to the United States and California, using information from the Immigration and Naturalization Service annual reports and digital database for 1990-98. It features details on the Asian immigrant population for the 1990s. From 1820-1998, about 62 million immigrants came to America. Nearly 20 percent of them who ever came arrived from 1980-98. The nearly seven million immigrants who arrived between 1990-98 are largely from Latin America, Asia, and Europe. New immigrants are mainly female and around 30 years old. The overall story of immigration in the 1990s is one of growing magnitudes and accentuation of patterns set in the 1980s. During the 1990s, California attracted 1.8 million of the country's 6.9 million immigrants. California's immigrants are unique in that they are mainly recent arrivals. California's immigrant population favors specific locations, particularly Los Angeles county and the Bay area. Asians comprise one of the country's largest sources of documented immigrants, with a regional concentration in California. Asian immigrants are similar to the larger documented immigrant population. Asian immigration in the 1990s targeted mainly California, New York, Texas, and New Jersey. The rate of citizenship among Asian immigrants has increased annually. Many immigrants hold dual or multiple citizenship. (SM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Asian Americans, Demography, Immigration, Migration Patterns, Sex Differences, Tables (Data)
Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, California State University Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers - Location: California