Whom Have We Welcomed?: The Adequacy and Quality of United States Immigration Data for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Silvano M. Tomas and Charles B. Keely
The title of the present work, Whom Have We Welcomed?, gives promise of exploring what has happened under the Immigration Act of October 3, 1965, but actually the work is better described by its subtitle, for it looks more toward the also important questions of the continuing discussion of immigration policy after the 1965 Act and toward evaluation of immigration data sources needed for examination of the working of the Act. The original purpose of the project on which this report is based was to develop a methodology to estimate the effects of legislative changes on the demographic characteristics of future immigrants.