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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
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 11,729 8,943 1,186 1,600
Female 5,438 4,063 591 784
Male 6,291 4,880 595 816

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 11,729 8,943 1,186 1,600
Under 1 year - - - -
1 to 4 years 250 22 - 228
5 to 9 years 680 184 - 496
10 to 14 years 1,246 814 - 432
15 to 19 years 2,797 2,489 - 308
20 to 24 years 798 630 D D
25 to 29 years 1,328 1,144 D D
30 to 34 years 1,402 1,114 288 -
35 to 39 years 1,072 838 234 -
40 to 44 years 809 640 169 -
45 to 49 years 556 436 120 -
50 to 54 years 326 261 65 -
55 to 59 years 188 149 39 -
60 to 64 years 110 92 18 -
65 to 74 years 130 98 32 -
75 years and over 37 32 5 -

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 11,729 8,943 1,186 1,600
Under 16 years 2,547 1,330 - 1,217
16 to 20 years 2,645 2,345 3 297
21 years and over 6,537 5,268 1,183 86

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 11,729 8,943 1,186 1,600
Married 3,912 2,726 1,186 -
Single 7,421 5,821 - 1,600
Widowed 109 109 - -
Divorced/separated 275 275 - -
Unknown 12 12 - -

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: January 8, 2018

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