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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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PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2019 pdf 1.59 MB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2019 Data Tables zip 215.65 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2019 Supplementary Data Tables zip 216.9 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2018 pdf 938.99 KB 08/12/2020
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2018 Data Tables zip 212.45 KB 12/31/2019
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2018 Supplementary Data Tables zip 214.86 KB 06/05/2019
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2017 pdf 299.01 KB 09/28/2018
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2017 Data Tables zip 223.28 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2017 Supplementary Data Tables zip 217.69 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2016 pdf 210.5 KB 02/24/2020
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2016 Data Tables zip 171.06 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2016 Supplementary Data Tables zip 175.06 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2015 pdf 474.42 KB 03/30/2017
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Data Tables zip 173.32 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2015 Supplementary Data Tables zip 194.69 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2014 pdf 247.82 KB 04/01/2016
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Data Tables zip 164.06 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2014 Supplementary Data Tables zip 167.27 KB
PDF icon U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013 pdf 266.62 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Data Tables zip 269.59 KB
Package icon Lawful Permanent Residents 2013 Supplementary Data Tables zip 137.75 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2012 pdf 679.34 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Data Tables zip 135.3 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2012 Supplementary Data Tables zip 143.43 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011 pdf 476.94 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Data Tables zip 277.14 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2011 Supplementary Data Tables zip 138.85 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010 pdf 446.49 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Data Tables zip 425.9 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2010 Supplementary Data Tables zip 176.25 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2009 pdf 1.8 MB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Data Tables zip 245.96 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2009 Supplementary Data Tables zip 149.5 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2008 pdf 369.55 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Data Tables zip 234.5 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2008 Supplementary Data Tables zip 147.62 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2007 pdf 1.37 MB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Supplementary Data Tables zip 144.54 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2007 Data Tables zip 225.37 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2006 pdf 521.47 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Data Tables zip 215.81 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2006 Supplementary Data Tables zip 125.78 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2005 pdf 212.26 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Data Tables zip 215.29 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2005 Supplementary Data Tables zip 127.49 KB
PDF icon U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2004 pdf 351.92 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Data Tables zip 125.87 KB
Package icon Legal Permanent Residents 2004 Supplementary Data Tables zip 82.31 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2001 (INS) pdf 210.9 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 2000 (INS) pdf 250.17 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1999 (INS) pdf 526.8 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1998 (INS) pdf 401.81 KB
PDF icon Annual Report: Legal Immigration, FY 1997 (INS) pdf 555.13 KB
Created Date: April 4, 2016
Last Published Date: October 22, 2020
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