The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

The Immigration Act of 1990:  Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

It has been more than a quarter century since the U.S. immigration system was last overhauled. The 1990 Immigration Act aimed to tilt the visa allocation system more toward answering the demands of the U.S. economy. Much of this paper is dedicated to reviewing changes made by the 1990 Immigration Act and assessing their effects.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute