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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
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal ApplicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total17,87813,4991,8362,543
Female8,4556,3328961,227
Male9,4237,1679401,316

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2015
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal ApplicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total17,87813,4991,8362,543
Under 1 year3--3
1 to 4 years49721-476
5 to 9 years1,020203-817
10 to 14 years1,625982-643
15 to 19 years3,9283,450DD
20 to 24 years1,4051,21961125
25 to 29 years2,2661,936DD
30 to 34 years2,2351,786DD
35 to 39 years1,7631,414349-
40 to 44 years1,2841,018266-
45 to 49 years762595167-
50 to 54 years47238785-
55 to 59 years25419460-
60 to 64 years14111526-
65 to 74 years14611036-
75 years and over77698-

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2015
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal ApplicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total17,87813,4991,8362,543
Under 16 years3,6961,637-2,059
16 to 20 years3,7173,2913423
21 years and over10,4658,5711,83361

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2015
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal ApplicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total17,87813,4991,8362,543
Married6,1874,3511,836-
Single10,9918,448-2,543
Widowed200200--
Divorced/separated480480--
Unknown2020--

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 Updated: 12/15/2016
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