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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.

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PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2015474.42 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Data Tables173.32 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Supplementary Data Tables194.69 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2014247.82 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Data Tables164.06 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Supplementary Data Tables167.27 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013266.62 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Data Tables269.59 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Supplementary Data Tables137.75 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2012679.34 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Data Tables135.3 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Supplementary Data Tables143.43 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011476.94 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Data Tables277.14 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Supplementary Data Tables138.85 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010446.49 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Data Tables425.9 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Supplementary Data Tables176.25 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 20091.8 MB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Data Tables245.96 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Supplementary Data Tables149.5 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2008369.55 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Data Tables234.5 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Supplementary Data Tables147.62 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 20071.37 MB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Supplementary Data Tables144.54 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Data Tables225.37 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2006521.47 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Data Tables215.81 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Supplementary Data Tables125.78 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2005212.26 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Data Tables215.29 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Supplementary Data Tables127.49 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2004351.92 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Data Tables125.87 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Supplementary Data Tables82.31 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2001 (INS)210.9 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2000 (INS)250.17 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1999 (INS)526.8 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1998 (INS)401.81 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1997 (INS)555.13 KB
Last Published Date: August 4, 2017
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