This research report examines data and trends of Korean and Asian immigration to the United States. This is seventh statistical report that we have posted on our Korean American Data Bank. This report utilizes data from The Office of Immigration Statistics' Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (2002-2013) and the Immigration and Naturalization Services' Annual Reports (1965-1978) and Statistical Yearbooks (1979-2001).
In this report, Pyong Gap Min examines Korean and Asian immigration data and trends from 1965, the year that the liberalized Hart-Celler Immigration Act was passed, up to 2013. Data examined in this paper include immigration trends for Korea and other major Asian source countries of U.S. immigrants, major destination states for Korean immigrants, different types of immigrants (e.g., new arrivals, status adjusters, international students, specialty-occupation immigrants), and the number of Korean immigrants who became naturalized citizens.
We hope that this statistical report will be of particular use to Korean government agencies, immigration scholars, the Korean and Korean-American communities, and the annual number of Korean visitors to the U.S. by different categories (sightseeing, employees of Korean firms, international students, exchange students, visiting scholars, H1B temporary workers, etc).