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Table 1. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status: Fiscal Years 1820 to 2018

The 2018 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 1. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status: Fiscal Years 1820 to 2018
YearNumber
20181,096,611
20171,127,167
20161,183,505
20151,051,031
20141,016,518
2013990,553
20121,031,631
20111,062,040
20101,042,625
20091,130,818
20081,107,126
20071,052,415
20061,266,129
20051,122,257
2004957,883
2003703,542
20021,059,356
20011,058,902
2000841,002
1999644,787
1998653,206
1997797,847
1996915,560
1995720,177
1994803,993
1993903,916
1992973,445
19911,826,595
19901,535,872
19891,090,172
1988641,346
1987599,889
1986600,027
1985568,149
1984541,811
1983550,052
1982533,624
1981595,014
1980524,295
1979394,244
1978589,810
1977458,755
1976¹499,093
1975385,378
1974393,919
1973398,515
1972384,685
1971370,478
1970373,326
1969358,579
1968454,448
1967361,972
1966323,040
1965296,697
1964292,248
1963306,260
1962283,763
1961271,344
1960265,398
1959260,686
1958253,265
1957326,867
1956321,625
1955237,790
1954208,177
1953170,434
1952265,520
1951205,717
1950249,187
1949188,317
1948170,570
1947147,292
1946108,721
194538,119
194428,551
194323,725
194228,781
194151,776
194070,756
193982,998
193867,895
193750,244
193636,329
193534,956
193429,470
193323,068
193235,576
193197,139
1930241,700
1929279,678
1928307,255
1927335,175
1926304,488
1925294,314
1924706,896
1923522,919
1922309,556
1921805,228
1920430,001
1919141,132
1918110,618
1917295,403
1916298,826
1915326,700
19141,218,480
19131,197,892
1912838,172
1911878,587
19101,041,570
1909751,786
1908782,870
19071,285,349
19061,100,735
19051,026,499
1904812,870
1903857,046
1902648,743
1901487,918
1900448,572
1899311,715
1898229,299
1897230,832
1896343,267
1895258,536
1894285,631
1893439,730
1892579,663
1891560,319
1890455,302
1889444,427
1888546,889
1887490,109
1886334,203
1885395,346
1884518,592
1883603,322
1882788,992
1881669,431
1880457,257
1879177,826
1878138,469
1877141,857
1876169,986
1875227,498
1874313,339
1873459,803
1872404,806
1871321,350
1870387,203
1869352,768
1868138,840
1867315,722
1866318,568
1865248,120
1864193,418
1863176,282
186291,985
186191,918
1860153,640
1859121,282
1858123,126
1857251,306
1856200,436
1855200,877
1854427,833
1853368,645
1852371,603
1851379,466
1850369,980
1849297,024
1848226,527
1847234,968
1846154,416
1845114,371
184478,615
184352,496
1842104,565
184180,289
184084,066
183968,069
183838,914
183779,340
183676,242
183545,374
183465,365
183358,640
183260,482
183122,633
183023,322
182922,520
182827,382
182718,875
182610,837
182510,199
18247,912
18236,354
18226,911
18219,127
18208,385

¹ Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 01/06/2020
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