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Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Sex, Age, and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2019

The 2019 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 2019
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 27,643 17,420 4,344 5,879
Female 13,552 8,316 2,323 2,913
Male 14,088 9,103 2,020 2,965
Unknown 3 1 1 1

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Age: Fiscal Year 2019
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 27,643 17,420 4,344 5,879
Under 1 year 9 - - 9
1 to 4 years 858 D D D
5 to 9 years 1,957 50 - 1,907
10 to 14 years 1,904 D D 1,678
15 to 19 years 2,694 1,565 6 1,123
20 to 24 years 2,529 2,115 115 299
25 to 29 years 3,161 2,699 455 7
30 to 34 years 3,912 2,959 D D
35 to 39 years 3,665 2,630 D D
40 to 44 years 2,719 1,978 D D
45 to 49 years 1,837 1,342 D D
50 to 54 years 1,083 830 253 -
55 to 59 years 672 533 139 -
60 to 64 years 341 254 87 -
65 to 74 years 237 181 56 -
75 years and over 65 54 11 -

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2019
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 27,643 17,420 4,344 5,879
Under 16 years 5,138 410 3 4,725
16 to 20 years 2,833 1,837 16 980
21 years and over 19,672 15,173 4,325 174

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2019
Characteristic Total Principal applicants Dependents
Spouses Children
   Total 27,643 17,420 4,344 5,879
Married 11,800 7,456 4,344 -
Single 14,442 8,563 - 5,879
Widowed 257 257 - -
Divorced/separated 1,124 1,124 - -
Unknown 20 20 - -

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: October 28, 2020

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