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Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Sex, Age, And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 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 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Sex: Fiscal Year 2016
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total11,7298,9431,1861,600
Female5,4384,063591784
Male6,2914,880595816

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2016
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total11,7298,9431,1861,600
Under 1 year----
1 to 4 years25022-228
5 to 9 years680184-496
10 to 14 years1,246814-432
15 to 19 years2,7972,489-308
20 to 24 years798630DD
25 to 29 years1,3281,144DD
30 to 34 years1,4021,114288-
35 to 39 years1,072838234-
40 to 44 years809640169-
45 to 49 years556436120-
50 to 54 years32626165-
55 to 59 years18814939-
60 to 64 years1109218-
65 to 74 years1309832-
75 years and over37325-

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2016
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total11,7298,9431,1861,600
Under 16 years2,5471,330-1,217
16 to 20 years2,6452,3453297
21 years and over6,5375,2681,18386

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2016
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total11,7298,9431,1861,600
Married3,9122,7261,186-
Single7,4215,821-1,600
Widowed109109--
Divorced/separated275275--
Unknown1212--

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: 01/08/2018
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