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Table 7. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Type And Detailed Class Of Admission: Fiscal Year 2014

The 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Family-Sponsored Preferences
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
     Total, all immigrants 1,016,518 535,126 481,392
Family-sponsored preferences 229,104 23,202 205,902
   First: Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their children 25,686 2,296 23,390
     Unmarried Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (A16) D D -
     Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F11) 14,030 - 14,030
     Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F16) 2,155 2,155 -
     Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning (B11) D - D
     Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning (B16) D D -
     Children of F11 or F16, new arrivals (F12) D - D
     Children of F11 or F16, adjustments (F17) D D -
     Children of B11 or B16, adjustments (B17) D D -
   Second: Spouses, children, and unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents 105,641 11,784 93,857
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F21) 10,455 - 10,455
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F26) 2,857 2,857 -
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B21) 32 - 32
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B26) 834 834 -
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C21) 103 - 103
     Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C26) 956 956 -
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX1) 23,514 - 23,514
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX6) 1,260 1,260 -
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (BX1) D - D
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX6) 299 299 -
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX1) 54 - 54
     Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional (CX6) 567 567 -
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F22) 7,945 - 7,945
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F27) 1,511 1,511 -
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B22) 19 - 19
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B27) 121 121 -
     Children of C21, C22, C26, or C27, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C23) 17 - 17
     Children of C21, C22, C26, or C27, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C28) 3 3 -
     Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (B23) 5 - 5
     Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, adjustments (B28) 92 92 -
     Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F23) 4,079 - 4,079
     Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, adjustments (F28) 49 49 -
     Children of C24 or C29, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C20) 16 16 -
     Children of B24 or B29, subject to country limits, adjustments (B20) 7 7 -
     Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F25) 6,964 - 6,964
     Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, adjustments (F20) 89 89 -
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C22) D - D
     Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C27) 27 27 -
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX2) 23,666 - 23,666
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX7) 662 662 -
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (BX2) 5 - 5
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX7) 44 44 -
     Children of CX2 or CX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX3) 4 - 4
     Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (BX3) D - D
     Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, adjustments (BX8) 45 45 -
     Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX3) 8,051 - 8,051
     Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX8) 28 28 -
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX2) 5 - 5
     Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional (CX7) 6 6 -
     Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F24) 8,933 - 8,933
     Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F29) 2,305 2,305 -
     Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B29) 6 6 -
   Third: Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and children 25,830 1,851 23,979
     Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F31) 6,682 - 6,682
     Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F36) 865 865 -
     Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F32) 6,078 - 6,078
     Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F37) 670 670 -
     Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, conditional (C37) D D -
     Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F33) 11,219 - 11,219
     Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F38) D D -
   Fourth: Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens (at least 21 years of age) and their spouses and children 71,947 7,271 64,676
     Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F41) 21,646 - 21,646
     Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F46) 4,508 4,508 -
     Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F42) 14,812 - 14,812
     Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F47) 1,737 1,737 -
     Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F43) 28,218 - 28,218
     Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F48) 1,026 1,026 -

 

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens 416,456 228,128 188,328
   Spouses, new arrivals (IR1) 48,783 - 48,783
   Spouses, adjustments (IR6) 34,535 34,535 -
   Spouses, new arrivals, conditional (CR1) 27,437 - 27,437
   Spouses, adjustments, conditional (CR6) 96,534 96,534 -
   Spouses, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB1) 307 - 307
   Spouses, adjustments, self petitioning (IB6) 7,293 7,293 -
   Spouses, widows or widowers, new arrivals (IW1) 276 - 276
   Spouses, widows or widowers, adjustments (IW6) 291 291 -
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments, conditional (CF1) 22,717 22,717 -
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments (IF1) 679 679 -
   Children, new arrivals (IR2) 35,018 - 35,018
   Children, adjustments (IR7) 7,184 7,184 -
   Children, new arrivals, conditional (CR2) 4,328 - 4,328
   Children, adjustments, conditional (CR7) 4,141 4,141 -
   Children, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB2) 78 - 78
   Children, adjustments, self petitioning (IB7) 659 659 -
   Children of IB1 or IB6, new arrivals (IB3) 114 - 114
   Children of IB1 or IB6, adjustments (IB8) 439 439 -
   Children of IW1 or IW6, new arrivals (IW2) 108 - 108
   Children of IW1 or IW6, adjustments (IW7) 46 46 -
   Children of CF1, adjustments, conditional (CF2) 2,787 2,787 -
   Children of IF1, adjustments (IF2) 321 321 -
   Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH3) 2,323 - 2,323
   Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH4) 245 - 245
   Orphans adopted abroad, new arrivals (IR3) 2,738 - 2,738
   Orphans adopted abroad, adjustments (IR8) 15 15 -
   Orphans to be adopted, new arrivals (IR4) 662 - 662
   Orphans to be adopted, adjustments (IR9) 11 11 -
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, new arrivals (IR5) 65,908 - 65,908
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, adjustments (IR0) 50,430 50,430 -
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB5) 3 - 3
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning (IB0) 46 46 -

 

Employment-Based Preferences
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
Employment-based preferences 151,596 129,645 21,951
   First: Priority workers 40,554 38,813 1,741
     Aliens with extraordinary ability, new arrivals (E11) 519 - 519
     Aliens with extraordinary ability, adjustments (E16) 3,625 3,625 -
     Outstanding professors or researchers, new arrivals (E12) 9 - 9
     Outstanding professors or researchers, adjustments (E17) 3,119 3,119 -
     Multinational executives or managers, new arrivals (E13) 111 - 111
     Multinational executives or managers, adjustments (E18) 9,530 9,530 -
     Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E14) 486 - 486
     Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E19) 12,505 12,505 -
     Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E15) 616 - 616
     Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E10) 10,034 10,034 -
   Second: Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability 48,801 46,872 1,929
     Professionals holding advanced degrees, new arrivals (E21) 618 - 618
     Professionals holding advanced degrees, adjustments (E26) 23,076 23,076 -
     Spouses of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E22) 541 - 541
     Spouses of E21 or E26, adjustments (E27) 17,803 17,803 -
     Children of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E23) 770 - 770
     Children of E21 or E26, adjustments (E28) 5,993 5,993 -
   Third: Skilled workers, professionals, and needed unskilled workers 43,156 35,588 7,568
     Skilled workers, new arrivals (E31) 1,570 - 1,570
     Skilled workers, adjustments (E36) 7,334 7,334 -
     Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, new arrivals (E32) 596 - 596
     Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, adjustments (E37) 10,165 10,165 -
     Needed unskilled workers, new arrivals (EW3) 322 - 322
     Needed unskilled workers, adjustments (EW8) 759 759 -
     Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E34) 1,626 - 1,626
     Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E39) 10,491 10,491 -
     Spouses of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW4) 217 - 217
     Spouses of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW9) 421 421 -
     Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E35) 2,797 - 2,797
     Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E30) 6,188 6,188 -
     Children of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW5) 440 - 440
     Children of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW0) 230 230 -
   Fourth: Certain special immigrants 8,362 6,933 1,429
     Broadcast (IBCB of BBG) employees, new arrivals (BC1) 15 - 15
     Broadcast (IBCG of BBG) employees, adjustments (BC6) 18 18 -
     Ministers, new arrivals (SD1) 58 - 58
     Ministers, adjustments (SD6) 1,086 1,086 -
     Employees of U.S. government abroad, new arrivals (SE1) 327 - 327
     Employees of U.S. government abroad, adjustments (SE6) 32 32 -
     Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government, adjustments (SF6) D D -
     Retired employees of international organizations, new arrivals (SK1) D - D
     Retired employees of international organizations, adjustments (SK6) 140 140 -
     Certain surviving spouses of deceased international organization employees, adjustments (SK9) D D -
     Juvenile court dependents, new arrivals (SL1) 31 - 31
     Juvenile court dependents, adjustments (SL6) 3,328 3,328 -
     Religious workers, new arrivals (SR1) 31 - 31
     Religious workers, adjustments (SR6) 644 644 -
     Spouses of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC2) 8 - 8
     Spouses of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC7) 6 6 -
     Spouses of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD2) 55 - 55
     Spouses of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD7) 452 452 -
     Spouses of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE2) 219 - 219
     Spouses of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE7) 17 17 -
     Spouses of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK2) D - D
     Spouses of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK7) 40 40 -
     Spouses of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR2) 17 - 17
     Spouses of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR7) 198 198 -
     Children of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC3) 16 - 16
     Children of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC8) 12 12 -
     Children of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD3) 111 - 111
     Children of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD8) 492 492 -
     Children of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE3) 518 - 518
     Children of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE8) 34 34 -
     Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK3) 5 - 5
     Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK8) 212 212 -
     Children of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR3) 13 - 13
     Children of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR8) 215 215 -
     Certain unmarried sons/daughters of SN1 or SN6, adjustments (SN8) 4 4 -
   Fifth: Employment creation (investors) 10,723 1,439 9,284
     Employment creation, not in targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (C51) 15 - 15
     Employment creation, not in targeted area, adjustments, conditional (C56) 40 40 -
     Employment creation, new arrivals (E51) D - D
     Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, new arrivals, conditional (I51) 3,191 - 3,191
     Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, adjustments, conditional (I56) 614 614 -
     Employment creation, targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (T51) 16 - 16
     Employment creation, targeted area, adjustments, conditional (T56) 46 46 -
     Spouses of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C52) D - D
     Spouses of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C57) 24 24 -
     Spouses of E51 or E56, new arrivals (E52) D - D
     Spouses of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I52) 2,216 - 2,216
     Spouses of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I57) 238 238 -
     Spouses of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T52) 14 - 14
     Spouses of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T57) 29 29 -
     Children of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C53) 25 - 25
     Children of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C58) 37 37 -
     Children of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I53) 3,773 - 3,773
     Children of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I58) 374 374 -
     Children of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T53) 21 - 21
     Children of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T58) 37 37 -

 

Diversity
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
Diversity 53,490 1,331 52,159
   Principals, new arrivals (DV1) 27,447 - 27,447
   Principals, adjustments (DV6) 841 841 -
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV2) 11,767 - 11,767
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV7) 337 337 -
   Children of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV3) 12,945 - 12,945
   Children of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV8) 153 153 -

 

Refugees and Asylees
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
Refugees and asylees 134,242 134,242 -
   Refugees 96,066 96,066 -
     Cuban refugees (P.L. 89-732 of 1966) (CU6) 37,814 37,814 -
     Non-Cuban spouses or children of Cuban refugees (CU7) 2,229 2,229 -
     Indochinese refugees (P.L. 95-145 of 1977) (IC6) D D -
     Refugee parolees (P.L. 95-412 of 1978) (R86) D D -
     Other refugees (P.L. 96-212 Refugee Act of 1980) (RE6) 25,408 25,408 -
     Spouses of RE6 (RE7) 9,623 9,623 -
     Children of RE6 (RE8) 20,984 20,984 -
     Other relatives (RE9) D D -
   Asylees 38,176 38,176 -
     Asylees (AS6) 19,975 19,975 -
     Spouses of AS6 (AS7) 7,502 7,502 -
     Children of AS6 (AS8) 10,699 10,699 -

 

All Other Types of Admission
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of Status New Arrivals
Parolees 95 95 -
   Parolees, Polish/Hungarian (PH6) D D -
   Parolees, Soviet/Indochinese (LA6) 72 72 -
   Parolees, Indochinese (ID6) D D -
Children born abroad to alien residents (NA3) 594 - 594
Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA Section 202, P.L. 105-100) 70 70 -
   Principals (NC6) 48 48 -
   Spouses of NC6 (NC7) 13 13 -
   Children of NC6 (NC8) 5 5 -
   Unmarried sons/daughters of NC6 (NC9) 4 4 -
Cancellation of removal 5,248 5,248 -
   Sec. 244, P.L. 89-236, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z13) 3,512 3,512 -
   Battered spouses or children (Violence Against Women Act), P.L. 103-322 of 1994, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z14) 80 80 -
   Salvadoran, Guatemalan and former Soviet bloc country nationals (NACARA Section 203, P.L. 105-100 of 1997) (Z15) 1,656 1,656 -
Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA, P.L. 105-277) 22 22 -
   Haitian asylum applicants (HA6) 13 13 -
   Haitian parolees (HB6) 3 3 -
   Spouses of HA6 (HA7) D D -
   Children of HA6 (HA8) 3 3 -
   Children of HB6 (HB8) D D -
IRCA legalization 39 39 -
   Entered without inspection before 1/1/82 (W16) 21 21 -
   Entered as nonimmigrant and overstayed visa before 1/1/82 (W26) D D -
   Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during each year ending May 1, 1984, 1985, and 1986 (S16) D D -
   Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during the year ending on May 1, 1986 (S26) 11 11 -
IRCA legalization dependents 12 8 4
   Spouses of legalized aliens, new arrivals, conditional (CB1) D - D
   Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments (LB6) D D -
   Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments, conditional (CB6) D D -
   Children of LB1 or LB6, new arrivals (LB2) D - D
   Children of LB1 or LB6, adjustments (LB7) 3 3 -
Other 25,550 13,096 12,454
   Amerasians, born in Vietnam between 1/1/62-1/1/76, new arrivals (AM1) D - D
   Spouses or children of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals (AM2) 11 - 11
   Mothers, guardians, or next of kin of AM1 or AM6, adjustments (AM8) D D -
   Individuals born under diplomatic status, adjustments, (DS1) 17 17 -
   Parolees adjusting under the Help HAITI Act of 2010, adjustments (HH6) 132 132 -
   Cuban Haitian entrants, adjustments (P.L. 99-603) (CH6) D D -
   American Indians born in Canada, new arrivals (S13) 154 - 154
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, new arrivals (SI1) 59 - 59
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, adjustments (SI6) 6 6 -
   Spouses of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI2) 52 - 52
   Spouses of SI1 or SI6, adjustments (SI7) D D -
   Children of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI3) 75 - 75
   Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government, new arrivals (SQ1) 4,488 - 4,488
   Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government, adjustments (SQ6) 4 4 -
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ2) 2,610 - 2,610
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments (SQ7) D D -
   Children of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ3) 4,770 - 4,770
   Adjustment of T1 nonimmigrant (ST6) 511 511 -
   Adjustment of T2 nonimmigrant (ST7) 216 216 -
   Adjustment of T3 nonimmigrant (ST8) 392 392 -
   Adjustment of T4 nonimmigrant (ST0) 11 11 -
   Adjustment of T5 nonimmigrant (ST9) 19 19 -
   Children of SU6, new arrivals (SU3) 49 - 49
   Parents of SU6, new arrivals (SU5) D - D
   Adjustment of U1 nonimmigrant (SU6) 6,855 6,855 -
   Adjustment of U2 nonimmigrant (SU7) 629 629 -
   Adjustment of U3 nonimmigrant (SU8) 2,847 2,847 -
   Adjustment of U4 nonimmigrant (SU0) 925 925 -
   Adjustment of U5 nonimmigrant (SU9) 409 409 -
   Late amnesty applicants (Immigration Reform and Control Act) (W46) 4 4 -
   Presumed lawfully admitted for permanent residence (XB3) D D -
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's employment-based preference visa, new arrivals (XE3) 6 - 6
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's family-sponsored preference visa, new arrivals (XF3) 33 - 33
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's immediate relative of U.S. citizen visa, new arrivals (XR3) 30 - 30
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's visa other, new arrivals (XN3) 112 - 112
   Entered 6/29/40-1/1/72, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments (Z66) 94 94 -
   Foreign government official who is immediate relative of U.S. citizen or special immigrant (Z83) 19 19 -

D Data withheld to limit disclosure

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: November 18, 2016

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