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Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Sex, Age, and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017

The 2017 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 2017
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
   SpousesChildren
   Total16,04512,2991,6542,092
Female7,6365,8557471,034
Male8,4096,4449071,058

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
   SpousesChildren
   Total16,04512,2991,6542,092
Under 1 yearD--D
1 to 4 years26824-244
5 to 9 years931278-653
10 to 14 years1,6831,139-544
15 to 19 years4,0383,5623473
20 to 24 years1,21399245176
25 to 29 years1,6151,370DD
30 to 34 years1,8731,504369-
35 to 39 years1,5381,174364-
40 to 44 years1,126864262-
45 to 49 years756582174-
50 to 54 years47438292-
55 to 59 years24119348-
60 to 64 years13211418-
65 to 74 years1178829-
75 years and overD33D-

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
   SpousesChildren
   Total16,04512,2991,6542,092
Under 16 years3,3871,845-1,542
16 to 20 years3,9533,5168429
21 years and over8,7056,9381,646121

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
   SpousesChildren
   Total16,04512,2991,6542,092
Married5,3093,6561,653-
Single10,1688,078-2,090
Widowed137137--
Divorced/separated413413--
Unknown181512

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: 04/01/2019
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