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Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Sex, Age, And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2015

The 2015 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.

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Sex: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Principal Applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 17,878 13,499 1,836 2,543
Female 8,455 6,332 896 1,227
Male 9,423 7,167 940 1,316

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Principal Applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 17,878 13,499 1,836 2,543
Under 1 year 3 - - 3
1 to 4 years 497 21 - 476
5 to 9 years 1,020 203 - 817
10 to 14 years 1,625 982 - 643
15 to 19 years 3,928 3,450 D D
20 to 24 years 1,405 1,219 61 125
25 to 29 years 2,266 1,936 D D
30 to 34 years 2,235 1,786 D D
35 to 39 years 1,763 1,414 349 -
40 to 44 years 1,284 1,018 266 -
45 to 49 years 762 595 167 -
50 to 54 years 472 387 85 -
55 to 59 years 254 194 60 -
60 to 64 years 141 115 26 -
65 to 74 years 146 110 36 -
75 years and over 77 69 8 -

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Principal Applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 17,878 13,499 1,836 2,543
Under 16 years 3,696 1,637 - 2,059
16 to 20 years 3,717 3,291 3 423
21 years and over 10,465 8,571 1,833 61

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Principal Applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 17,878 13,499 1,836 2,543
Married 6,187 4,351 1,836 -
Single 10,991 8,448 - 2,543
Widowed 200 200 - -
Divorced/separated 480 480 - -
Unknown 20 20 - -

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

Note: Data not available for individuals granted asylum defensively.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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