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Legal Immigration and Adjustment of Status Report Fiscal Year 2023, Quarter 4


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues this quarterly report describing legal immigration and detailing the number of adjustments of immigration status.  The Office of Homeland Security Statistics (OHSS) developed this report by disaggregating data from the reporting period by type of adjustment, type and detailed class of admission, and country of nationality.  

Supporting data tables (at bottom of this webpage) are additionally provided for these four categories:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR)
  • Refugee Admissions
  • Naturalizations
  • Nonimmigrant (I-94) Admissions

Information about legal migration flows and adjustments of status provided in this quarterly report is preliminary and based on data available one month after the reporting period. This report reflects admissions at a port of entry rather than the number of visas that the Department of State issues.

OHSS updates data for previous quarters in subsequent reports as additional data become available and publishes final annual data in the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. The numbers in this report reflect revisions to previous editions of this report.

View previous year-end report data.

Return to main LPR page for more resources.

Return to main refugees and asylees page for more resources.

Return to main naturalizations page for more resources.

Return to main nonimmigrants page for more resources.

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Data Sources

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided LPR data from its Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS) and its Electronic Immigration System (ELIS).

ELIS receives and processes a variety of USCIS form types; the data for this report are obtained from USCIS records and associated data for the immigrant visa packets (upon arrival in the United States), Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and certain records from Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

CLAIMS includes information from DHS Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, which is used by applicants living in the United States. ELIS includes information from certain Form I-485 records, as well as applications for LPR status submitted by applicants living abroad. ELIS automatically confirms the applicant’s status based on one of two Department of State forms:  either Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, or Form DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration.

Refugee data presented in Table 2 are from the Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration refugee case management system.

Naturalization data presented in Table 3 come from administrative records of DHS Form N-400 applications recorded in the USCIS ELIS data system.

Data on total nonimmigrant admissions come from DHS workload estimates. Detailed data on I-94 nonimmigrant admissions are based on DHS Form I-94/I-94W arrival records in the Customs and Border Protection TECS database.

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Legal Immigration and Adjustment of Status Report Tables FY 2023 Q4 XLSX 65.97 KB 05/07/2024
Last Updated: 05/08/2024
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