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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
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total27,64317,4204,3445,879
Female13,5528,3162,3232,913
Male14,0889,1032,0202,965
Unknown3111

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Age: Fiscal Year 2019
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total27,64317,4204,3445,879
Under 1 year9--9
1 to 4 years858DDD
5 to 9 years1,95750-1,907
10 to 14 years1,904DD1,678
15 to 19 years2,6941,56561,123
20 to 24 years2,5292,115115299
25 to 29 years3,1612,6994557
30 to 34 years3,9122,959DD
35 to 39 years3,6652,630DD
40 to 44 years2,7191,978DD
45 to 49 years1,8371,342DD
50 to 54 years1,083830253-
55 to 59 years672533139-
60 to 64 years34125487-
65 to 74 years23718156-
75 years and over655411-

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2019
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total27,64317,4204,3445,879
Under 16 years5,13841034,725
16 to 20 years2,8331,83716980
21 years and over19,67215,1734,325174

 

Table 18. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively by Relationship to Principal Applicant and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2019
CharacteristicTotalPrincipal applicantsDependents
SpousesChildren
   Total27,64317,4204,3445,879
Married11,8007,4564,344-
Single14,4428,563-5,879
Widowed257257--
Divorced/separated1,1241,124--
Unknown2020--

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: 10/28/2020
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