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Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR)

Lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as “green card” holders, are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the United States. LPRs may accept an offer of employment without special restrictions, own property, receive financial assistance at public colleges and universities, and join the Armed Forces. They also may apply to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain eligibility requirements. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides several broad classes of admission for foreign nationals to gain LPR status, the largest of which focuses on admitting immigrants for the purpose of family reunification. Other major categories include economic and humanitarian immigrants, as well as immigrants from countries with relatively low levels of immigration to the United States.

The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) Annual Flow Reports on LPRs contain information obtained from foreign nationals’ applications for LPR status on the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs during a given fiscal year. Below are the annual flow reports on Lawful Permanent Residents.

Additional information on LPRs are also found on the following pages:

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Attachment Ext. Size Date
Lawful Permanent Residents: 2021 PDF 2.23 MB 07/08/2022
Lawful Permanent Residents Data Tables: 2021 PDF 2.23 MB 07/08/2022
Lawful Permanent Residents 2021 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 217.95 KB 07/08/2022
Lawful Permanent Residents: 2020 PDF 407.54 KB 01/06/2022
Lawful Permanent Residents 2020 Data Tables ZIP 213.69 KB 01/06/2022
Lawful Permanent Residents 2020 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 215.27 KB 01/06/2022
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2019 PDF 1.59 MB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2019 Data Tables ZIP 215.39 KB 10/27/2020
Lawful Permanent Residents 2019 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 216.9 KB 10/27/2020
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2018 PDF 938.99 KB 08/12/2020
Lawful Permanent Residents 2018 Data Tables ZIP 212.45 KB 12/31/2019
Lawful Permanent Residents 2018 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 214.86 KB 06/05/2019
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2017 PDF 299.01 KB 09/28/2018
Lawful Permanent Residents 2017 Data Tables ZIP 223.28 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2017 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 217.69 KB
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2016 PDF 210.5 KB 02/24/2020
Lawful Permanent Residents 2016 Data Tables ZIP 171.06 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2016 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 175.06 KB
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2015 PDF 474.42 KB 03/30/2017
Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Data Tables ZIP 173.32 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 194.69 KB
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2014 PDF 247.82 KB 04/01/2016
Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Data Tables ZIP 164.06 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 167.27 KB
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013 PDF 266.62 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Data Tables ZIP 269.59 KB
Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 137.75 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2012 PDF 679.34 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Data Tables ZIP 135.3 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 143.43 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011 PDF 476.94 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Data Tables ZIP 277.14 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 138.85 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010 PDF 446.49 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Data Tables ZIP 425.9 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 176.25 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2009 PDF 1.80 MB
Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Data Tables ZIP 245.96 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 149.5 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2008 PDF 369.55 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Data Tables ZIP 234.5 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 147.62 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2007 PDF 1.37 MB
Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 144.54 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Data Tables ZIP 225.37 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2006 PDF 521.47 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Data Tables ZIP 215.81 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 125.78 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2005 PDF 212.26 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Data Tables ZIP 215.29 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 127.49 KB
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2004 PDF 351.92 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Data Tables ZIP 125.87 KB
Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Supplementary Data Tables ZIP 82.31 KB
Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2001 (INS) PDF 210.9 KB
Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2000 (INS) PDF 250.17 KB
Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1999 (INS) PDF 526.8 KB
Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1998 (INS) PDF 401.81 KB
Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1997 (INS) PDF 555.13 KB
Last Updated: 07/08/2022
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