Multiplying Diversity: Family Unification and the Regional Origins of Late-Age US Immigrants.

@article{Tienda2018MultiplyingDF,
  title={Multiplying Diversity: Family Unification and the Regional Origins of Late-Age US Immigrants.},
  author={Marta Tienda},
  journal={The International migration review},
  year={2018},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          727-756
        }
}
We use administrative data about new legal permanent residents to show how family unification chain migration changed both the age and regional origin of US immigrants. Between 1981 and 1995, every 100 initiating immigrants from Asia sponsored between 220 and 255 relatives, but from 1996 through 2000, each 100 initiating immigrants from Asia sponsored nearly 400 relatives, with one-in-four ages 50 and above. The family migration multiplier for Latin Americans was boosted by the legalization… CONTINUE READING
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