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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
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
      Spouses Children
   Total 16,045 12,299 1,654 2,092
Female 7,636 5,855 747 1,034
Male 8,409 6,444 907 1,058

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Age: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
      Spouses Children
   Total 16,045 12,299 1,654 2,092
Under 1 year D - - D
1 to 4 years 268 24 - 244
5 to 9 years 931 278 - 653
10 to 14 years 1,683 1,139 - 544
15 to 19 years 4,038 3,562 3 473
20 to 24 years 1,213 992 45 176
25 to 29 years 1,615 1,370 D D
30 to 34 years 1,873 1,504 369 -
35 to 39 years 1,538 1,174 364 -
40 to 44 years 1,126 864 262 -
45 to 49 years 756 582 174 -
50 to 54 years 474 382 92 -
55 to 59 years 241 193 48 -
60 to 64 years 132 114 18 -
65 to 74 years 117 88 29 -
75 years and over D 33 D -

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
      Spouses Children
   Total 16,045 12,299 1,654 2,092
Under 16 years 3,387 1,845 - 1,542
16 to 20 years 3,953 3,516 8 429
21 years and over 8,705 6,938 1,646 121

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Relationship To Principal Applicant And Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
      Spouses Children
   Total 16,045 12,299 1,654 2,092
Married 5,309 3,656 1,653 -
Single 10,168 8,078 - 2,090
Widowed 137 137 - -
Divorced/separated 413 413 - -
Unknown 18 15 1 2

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: April 1, 2019

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