Immigration Legislation

The impact of laws on the selection of immigrants. Includes treaties, history, migration patterns, employment, nationality, gender and the social impact. Tables.

Impact of Recent Immigration Legislation on the Selection of Entrants to the U.S.
This research examines the effects of recent immigration legislation in the United States on the selection of entrants into the country both as immigrants and as nonimmigrants. The term immigrant refers all aliens except an alien who is classified within one of the classes of nonimmigrant aliens specified in the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). The lengthy list of classes of nonimmigrant aliens covers aliens who intend to be temporary residents of the United States and includes people from ambassadors to tourists and everyone between these extremes. The focus on nonimmigrants in this research is on those aliens who enter the United States for the…