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Data Sources: Immigration

A guide to finding social science data and statistical resources online.

Key Resources


  • Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
    • Government Information, U.S. -- HS 8.15:
    • The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions.
  • United States Foreign-Born Population
    • Data collected by the United States Census Bureau