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The new Americans : economic, demographic, and fiscal effects of immigration / Panel on the Demographic and Economic Impacts of Immigration, National Research Council ; James P. Smith and Barry Edmonston, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06356-6 (cloth)

1. United States—Emigration and immigration—Economic aspects. 2. United States—Emigration and immigration—Government policy. 3. Alien labor—United States. I. Smith, James P. II. Edmonston, Barry. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on the Demographic and Economic Impacts of Immigration.

JV6471.N43 1997

330.973—dc21 97-21182

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