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Table 1. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status: Fiscal Years 1820 To 2016

The 2016 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 1. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status: Fiscal Years 1820 To 2016
Year Number
2016 1,183,505
2015 1,051,031
2014 1,016,518
2013 990,553
2012 1,031,631
2011 1,062,040
2010 1,042,625
2009 1,130,818
2008 1,107,126
2007 1,052,415
2006 1,266,129
2005 1,122,257
2004 957,883
2003 703,542
2002 1,059,356
2001 1,058,902
2000 841,002
1999 644,787
1998 653,206
1997 797,847
1996 915,560
1995 720,177
1994 803,993
1993 903,916
1992 973,445
1991 1,826,595
1990 1,535,872
1989 1,090,172
1988 641,346
1987 599,889
1986 600,027
1985 568,149
1984 541,811
1983 550,052
1982 533,624
1981 595,014
1980 524,295
1979 394,244
1978 589,810
1977 458,755
19761 499,093
1975 385,378
1974 393,919
1973 398,515
1972 384,685
1971 370,478
1970 373,326
1969 358,579
1968 454,448
1967 361,972
1966 323,040
1965 296,697
1964 292,248
1963 306,260
1962 283,763
1961 271,344
1960 265,398
1959 260,686
1958 253,265
1957 326,867
1956 321,625
1955 237,790
1954 208,177
1953 170,434
1952 265,520
1951 205,717
1950 249,187
1949 188,317
1948 170,570
1947 147,292
1946 108,721
1945 38,119
1944 28,551
1943 23,725
1942 28,781
1941 51,776
1940 70,756
1939 82,998
1938 67,895
1937 50,244
1936 36,329
1935 34,956
1934 29,470
1933 23,068
1932 35,576
1931 97,139
1930 241,700
1929 279,678
1928 307,255
1927 335,175
1926 304,488
1925 294,314
1924 706,896
1923 522,919
1922 309,556
1921 805,228
1920 430,001
1919 141,132
1918 110,618
1917 295,403
1916 298,826
1915 326,700
1914 1,218,480
1913 1,197,892
1912 838,172
1911 878,587
1910 1,041,570
1909 751,786
1908 782,870
1907 1,285,349
1906 1,100,735
1905 1,026,499
1904 812,870
1903 857,046
1902 648,743
1901 487,918
1900 448,572
1899 311,715
1898 229,299
1897 230,832
1896 343,267
1895 258,536
1894 285,631
1893 439,730
1892 579,663
1891 560,319
1890 455,302
1889 444,427
1888 546,889
1887 490,109
1886 334,203
1885 395,346
1884 518,592
1883 603,322
1882 788,992
1881 669,431
1880 457,257
1879 177,826
1878 138,469
1877 141,857
1876 169,986
1875 227,498
1874 313,339
1873 459,803
1872 404,806
1871 321,350
1870 387,203
1869 352,768
1868 138,840
1867 315,722
1866 318,568
1865 248,120
1864 193,418
1863 176,282
1862 91,985
1861 91,918
1860 153,640
1859 121,282
1858 123,126
1857 251,306
1856 200,436
1855 200,877
1854 427,833
1853 368,645
1852 371,603
1851 379,466
1850 369,980
1849 297,024
1848 226,527
1847 234,968
1846 154,416
1845 114,371
1844 78,615
1843 52,496
1842 104,565
1841 80,289
1840 84,066
1839 68,069
1838 38,914
1837 79,340
1836 76,242
1835 45,374
1834 65,365
1833 58,640
1832 60,482
1831 22,633
1830 23,322
1829 22,520
1828 27,382
1827 18,875
1826 10,837
1825 10,199
1824 7,912
1823 6,354
1822 6,911
1821 9,127
1820 8,385

1 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 18, 2017

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