How Are Immigrants Faring?


This report primarily provides analyses based on a telephone survey of 3,447 immigrant families (i.e., families with at least one foreign-born adult) in New York City and Los Angeles County, including detailed data on 7,843 people in those families. It describes the living conditions and immigration status of about 4.8 million people in Los Angeles County and 3.5 million people in New York City who lived in immigrant families in late 1999 and early 2000. The survey was conducted in five languages and had a response rate of 69 percent. In addition, the report includes: information from in-person, follow-up interviews with 100 households in each city; and comparative information on native citizen families.

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