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Table 7. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Type and Detailed Class of Admission: 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.

 

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
      Total, all immigrants1,127,167549,086578,081
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens516,508252,231264,277
   Spouses, new arrivals (IR1)74,429-74,429
   Spouses, adjustments (IR6)42,81642,816-
   Spouses, new arrivals, conditional (CR1)40,425-40,425
   Spouses, adjustments, conditional (CR6)104,715104,715-
   Spouses, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB1)194-194
   Spouses, adjustments, self petitioning (IB6)3,2473,247-
   Spouses, widows or widowers, new arrivals (IW1)388-388
   Spouses, widows or widowers, adjustments (IW6)384384-
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments, conditional (CF1)25,53525,535-
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments (IF1)776776-
   Children, new arrivals (IR2)46,462-46,462
   Children, adjustments (IR7)7,2317,231-
   Children, new arrivals, conditional (CR2)6,632-6,632
   Children, adjustments, conditional (CR7)5,3365,336-
   Children, Amerasian, adjustments (AR6)DD-
   Children, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB2)67-67
   Children, adjustments, self petitioning (IB7)221221-
   Children of IB1 or IB6, new arrivals (IB3)262-262
   Children of IB1 or IB6, adjustments (IB8)234234-
   Children of IW1 or IW6, new arrivals (IW2)132-132
   Children of IW1 or IW6, adjustments (IW7)2929-
   Children of CF1, adjustments, conditional (CF2)3,3703,370-
   Children of IF1, adjustments (IF2)309309-
   Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH3)2,897-2,897
   Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, adjustments (IH8)33-
   Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH4)170-170
   Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, adjustments (IH9)33-
   Orphans adopted abroad, new arrivals (IR3)1,340-1,340
   Orphans adopted abroad, adjustments (IR8)88-
   Orphans to be adopted, new arrivals (IR4)278-278
   Orphans to be adopted, adjustments (IR9)DD-
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, new arrivals (IR5)90,597-90,597
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, adjustments (IR0)57,96657,966-
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB5)4-4
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning (IB0)4343-

 

Family-Sponsored Preferences
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
Family-sponsored preferences232,23813,478218,760
   First: Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their children26,2191,92924,290
      Unmarried Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (A11)D-D
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F11)14,459-14,459
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F16)1,8191,819-
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning (B11)5-5
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning (B16)33-
      Children of A11 or A16, new arrivals (A12)D-D
      Children of F11 or F16, new arrivals (F12)9,824-9,824
      Children of F11 or F16, adjustments (F17)107107-
   Second: Spouses, children, and unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents113,5005,846107,654
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F21)10,220-10,220
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F26)1,4841,484-
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B21)29-29
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B26)304304-
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C21)16-16
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C26)1717-
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX1)25,801-25,801
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX6)615615-
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (BX1)4-4
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX6)142142-
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX1)22-22
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional (CX6)1010-
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F22)6,581-6,581
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F27)578578-
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B22)19-19
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B27)4545-
      Children of C21, C22, C26, or C27, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C23)D-D
      Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (B23)8-8
      Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, adjustments (B28)3232-
      Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F23)3,906-3,906
      Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, adjustments (F28)1818-
      Children of C24 or C29, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C20)DD-
      Children of B24 or B29, subject to country limits, adjustments (B20)1414-
      Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F25)10,858-10,858
      Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, adjustments (F20)115115-
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C27)DD-
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX2)26,470-26,470
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX7)225225-
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX7)1414-
      Children of CX2 or CX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX3)D-D
      Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, adjustments (BX8)1818-
      Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX3)9,930-9,930
      Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX8)2020-
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional (CX2)8-8
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F24)13,778-13,778
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F29)2,1812,181-
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B29)99-
      Unmarried children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C29)DD-
   Third: Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and children23,2602,09321,167
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F31)6,086-6,086
      Married Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (A36)DD-
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F36)1,0181,018-
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, conditional (C36)DD-
      Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F32)5,493-5,493
      Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F37)777777-
      Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F33)9,588-9,588
      Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F38)295295-
      Children of C31 or C36, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C38)DD-
   Fourth: Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens (at least 21 years of age) and their spouses and children69,2593,61065,649
      Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F41)22,611-22,611
      Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F46)2,2422,242-
      Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F42)15,648-15,648
      Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F47)1,0181,018-
      Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F43)27,390-27,390
      Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F48)350350-

 

Employment-Based Preferences
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
Employment-based preferences137,855113,33024,525
   First: Priority workers41,06038,4962,564
      Aliens with extraordinary ability, new arrivals (E11)903-903
      Aliens with extraordinary ability, adjustments (E16)4,9154,915-
      Outstanding professors or researchers, new arrivals (E12)14-14
      Outstanding professors or researchers, adjustments (E17)2,5572,557-
      Multinational executives or managers, new arrivals (E13)60-60
      Multinational executives or managers, adjustments (E18)8,4948,494-
      Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E14)706-706
      Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E19)12,25812,258-
      Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E15)881-881
      Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E10)10,27210,272-
   Second: Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability39,33136,2173,114
      Professionals holding advanced degrees, new arrivals (E21)1,093-1,093
      Professionals holding advanced degrees, adjustments (E26)18,33918,339-
      Spouses of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E22)893-893
      Spouses of E21 or E26, adjustments (E27)11,79711,797-
      Children of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E23)1,128-1,128
      Children of E21 or E26, adjustments (E28)6,0816,081-
   Third: Skilled workers, professionals, and needed unskilled workers38,08329,3778,706
      Skilled workers, new arrivals (E31)1,811-1,811
      Skilled workers, adjustments (E36)4,2294,229-
      Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, new arrivals (E32)926-926
      Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, adjustments (E37)9,7809,780-
      Needed unskilled workers, new arrivals (EW3)367-367
      Needed unskilled workers, adjustments (EW8)1,0021,002-
      Chinese Student Protection Act (CSPA) principals, adjustments (EC6)DD-
      Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E34)1,933-1,933
      Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E39)8,6488,648-
      Spouses of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW4)278-278
      Spouses of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW9)448448-
      Children of EX1 or EX6, adjustments (EX8)DD-
      Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E35)2,908-2,908
      Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E30)4,8214,821-
      Children of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW5)483-483
      Children of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW0)446446-
   Fourth: Certain special immigrants9,5047,6101,894
      Broadcast (IBCB of BBG) employees, new arrivals (BC1)4-4
      Broadcast (IBCG of BBG) employees, adjustments (BC6)4444-
      Ministers, new arrivals (SD1)49-49
      Ministers, adjustments (SD6)805805-
      Employees of U.S. government abroad, new arrivals (SE1)449-449
      Employees of U.S. government abroad, adjustments (SE6)1818-
      Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government, new arrivals (SF1)D-D
      Foreign medical school graduate who was licensed to practice in the United States on Jan. 9, 1978, adjustments (SJ6)DD-
      Retired employees of international organizations, new arrivals (SK1)5-5
      Retired employees of international organizations, adjustments (SK6)157157-
      Certain surviving spouses of deceased international organization employees, adjustments (SK9)DD-
      Juvenile court dependents, new arrivals (SL1)45-45
      Juvenile court dependents, adjustments (SL6)4,6814,681-
      Retired NATO-6 civilian employees, adjustments (SN6)DD-
      Religious workers, new arrivals (SR1)21-21
      Religious workers, adjustments (SR6)557557-
      Spouses of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC2)3-3
      Spouses of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC7)1616-
      Spouses of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD2)51-51
      Spouses of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD7)327327-
      Spouses of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE2)362-362
      Spouses of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE7)1111-
      Spouses of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK2)3-3
      Spouses of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK7)4848-
      Spouses of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR2)21-21
      Spouses of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR7)124124-
      Children of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC3)4-4
      Children of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC8)2424-
      Children of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD3)109-109
      Children of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD8)396396-
      Children of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE3)735-735
      Children of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE8)1313-
      Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK3)D-D
      Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK8)239239-
      Children of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR3)30-30
      Children of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR8)143143-
      Certain unmarried sons/daughters of SN1 or SN6, adjustments (SN8)33-
   Fifth: Employment creation (investors)9,8771,6308,247
      Employment creation, not in targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (C51)50-50
      Employment creation, not in targeted area, adjustments, conditional (C56)4343-
      Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, new arrivals, conditional (I51)2,628-2,628
      Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, adjustments, conditional (I56)619619-
      Employment creation, targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (T51)108-108
      Employment creation, targeted area, adjustments, conditional (T56)5757-
      Investor pilot program, not targeted, new arrivals, conditional (R51)3-3
      Spouses of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C52)40-40
      Spouses of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C57)3434-
      Spouses of E51 or E56, new arrivals (E52)D-D
      Spouses of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I52)1,799-1,799
      Spouses of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I57)286286-
      Spouses of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T52)77-77
      Spouses of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T57)4242-
      Spouses of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional (R52)D-D
      Children of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C53)64-64
      Children of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C58)5252-
      Children of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I53)3,331-3,331
      Children of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I58)461461-
      Children of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T53)138-138
      Children of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T58)3636-
      Children of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional (R53)6-6

 

Diversity
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
Diversity51,59291850,674
   Principals, new arrivals (DV1)26,145-26,145
   Principals, adjustments (DV6)539539-
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV2)11,514-11,514
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV7)219219-
   Children of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV3)13,015-13,015
   Children of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV8)160160-

 

Refugees and Asylees
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
Refugees and asylees146,003146,003-
   Refugees120,356120,356-
      Cuban refugees (P.L. 89-732 of 1966) (CU6)53,99853,998-
      Non-Cuban spouses or children of Cuban refugees (CU7)3,1563,156-
      Refugee parolees (P.L. 95-412 of 1978) (R86)DD-
      Other refugees (P.L. 96-212 Refugee Act of 1980) (RE6)24,54624,546-
      Spouses of RE6 (RE7)10,30810,308-
      Children of RE6 (RE8)28,34428,344-
      Other relatives (RE9)DD-
   Asylees25,64725,647-
      Asylees (AS6)13,87913,879-
      Spouses of AS6 (AS7)4,8304,830-
      Children of AS6 (AS8)6,9386,938-

 

All Other Types of Admission
Type and Class of AdmissionTotalAdjustments of statusNew arrivals
Parolees2626-
   Parolees, Soviet/Indochinese (LA6)1313-
   Parolees, Indochinese (ID6)1313-
Children born abroad to alien residents (NA3)75-75
Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government19,1914619,145
   Principal, new arrivals (SQ1)5,106-5,106
   Principal, adjustments (SQ6)1515-
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ2)4,221-4,221
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments (SQ7)1111-
   Children of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ3)9,818-9,818
   Children of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments (SQ8)2020-
Cancellation of removal3,5393,539-
   Sec. 244, P.L. 89-236, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z13)2,7982,798-
   Battered spouses or children (Violence Against Women Act), P.L. 103-322 of 1994, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z14)5151-
   Salvadoran, Guatemalan and former Soviet bloc country nationals (NACARA Section 203, P.L. 105-100 of 1997) (Z15)690690-
Victims of human trafficking1,3171,317-
   Adjustment of T1 nonimmigrant (ST6)603603-
   Adjustment of T2 nonimmigrant (ST7)210210-
   Adjustment of T3 nonimmigrant (ST8)464464-
   Adjustment of T4 nonimmigrant (ST0)2121-
   Adjustment of T5 nonimmigrant (ST9)1414-
   Adjustment of T6 nonimmigrant (ST1)55-
Victims of crimes, and their spouses and children18,06517,99372
   Adjustment of U1 nonimmigrant (SU6)10,60810,608-
   Spouses of SU6, new arrivals (SU2)D-D
   Children of SU6, new arrivals (SU3)70-70
   Parents of SU6, new arrivals (SU5)D-D
   Adjustment of U2 nonimmigrant (SU7)2,2182,218-
   Adjustment of U3 nonimmigrant (SU8)3,5583,558-
   Adjustment of U4 nonimmigrant (SU0)1,2041,204-
   Adjustment of U5 nonimmigrant (SU9)405405-
IRCA legalization2525-
   Entered without inspection before 1/1/82 (W16)2020-
   Entered as nonimmigrant and overstayed visa before 1/1/82 (W26)55-
IRCA legalization dependents16115
   Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments, conditional (CB6)1010-
   Children of LB1 or LB6, new arrivals (LB2)3-3
   Children of CB1 or CB6, new arrivals, conditional (CB2)D-D
   Children of CB1 or CB6, adjustments, conditional (CB7)DD-
Other717169548
   Children of AA1 or AA6, adjustments (AA8)DD-
   Amerasians, born in Vietnam between 1/1/62-1/1/76, new arrivals (AM1)7-7
   Spouses or children of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals (AM2)17-17
   Mothers, guardians, or next of kin of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals (AM3)D-D
   Individuals born under diplomatic status, adjustments, (DS1)3333-
   Haitian asylum applicants (HRIFA)(HA6)44-
   Haitian parolees (HRIFA)(HB6)DD-
   Haitian children orphaned in the United States (HRIFA)(HD6)DD-
   Spouses of HA6 (HA7)DD-
   Spouses of HB6 (HB7)DD-
   Children of HA6 (HA8)DD-
   Children of HB6 (HB8)DD-
   Unmarried sons/daughters of HB6 (HB9)DD-
   Cuban Haitian entrants, adjustments (P.L. 99-603) (CH6)88-
   American Indians born in Canada, new arrivals (S13)211-211
   Spouses of DT1 or DT6, adjustments (DT7)DD-
   Children of DT1 or DT6, adjustments (DT8)DD-
   Principals Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)(NC6)2626-
   Spouses of NC6 (NC7)44-
   Children of NC6 (NC8)44-
Unmarried sons/daughters of NC6 (NC9)DD-
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, new arrivals (SI1)71-71
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, adjustments (SI6)33-
   Spouses of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI2)63-63
   Children of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI3)159-159
   Late amnesty applicants (Immigration Reform and Control Act) (W46)DD-
   Presumed lawfully admitted for permanent residence (XB3)DD-
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's employment-based preference visa, new arrivals (XE3)D-D
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's family-sponsored preference visa, new arrivals (XF3)4-4
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's immediate relative of U.S. citizen visa, new arrivals (XR3)6-6
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's visa other, new arrivals (XN3)6-6
   Entered 6/29/40-1/1/72, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments (Z66)7373-

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/02/2018
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