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Table 7. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Type and Detailed Class of Admission: 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 7. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Type and Detailed Class of Admission: Fiscal Year 2019

All Immigrants

Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
      Total, all immigrants 1,031,765 572,513 459,252

 

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens 505,765 311,474 194,291
   Spouses, new arrivals (IR1) 57,225 - 57,225
   Spouses, adjustments (IR6) 67,735 67,735 -
   Spouses, new arrivals, conditional (CR1) 28,880 - 28,880
   Spouses, adjustments, conditional (CR6) 118,925 118,925 -
   Spouses, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB1) 209 - 209
   Spouses, adjustments, self petitioning (IB6) 3,568 3,568 -
   Spouses, widows or widowers, new arrivals (IW1) 374 - 374
   Spouses, widows or widowers, adjustments (IW6) 566 566 -
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments, conditional (CF1) 24,961 24,961 -
   Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments (IF1) 1,891 1,891 -
   Children, new arrivals (IR2) 32,996 - 32,996
   Children, adjustments (IR7) 9,625 9,625 -
   Children, new arrivals, conditional (CR2) 4,331 - 4,331
   Children, adjustments, conditional (CR7) 6,422 6,422 -
   Children, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB2) 32 - 32
   Children, adjustments, self petitioning (IB7) 237 237 -
   Children of IB1 or IB6, new arrivals (IB3) 217 - 217
   Children of IB1 or IB6, adjustments (IB8) 251 251 -
   Children of IW1 or IW6, new arrivals (IW2) 95 - 95
   Children of IW1 or IW6, adjustments (IW7) 61 61 -
   Children of CF1, adjustments, conditional (CF2) 3,407 3,407 -
   Children of IF1, adjustments (IF2) 593 593 -
   Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH3) 1,851 - 1,851
   Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, adjustments (IH8) D D -
   Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, new arrivals (IH4) 144 - 144
   Orphans adopted abroad, new arrivals (IR3) 875 - 875
   Orphans adopted abroad, adjustments (IR8) 8 8 -
   Orphans to be adopted, new arrivals (IR4) 154 - 154
   Orphans to be adopted, adjustments (IR9) 3 3 -
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, new arrivals (IR5) 66,901 - 66,901
   Parents of adult U.S. citizens, adjustments (IR0) 73,138 73,138 -
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning (IB5) 7 - 7
   Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning (IB0) 82 82 -

 

Family-Sponsored Preferences
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Family-sponsored preferences 204,139 18,999 185,140
   First: Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their children 24,497 3,606 20,891
      Unmarried Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (A16) D D -
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F11) 11,977 - 11,977
      Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F16) 3,233 3,233 -
      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) D D -
     Children of A11 or A16, new arrivals (A12) D - D
     Children of F11 or F16, new arrivals (F12) 8,906 - 8,906
      Children of F11 or F16, adjustments (F17) 369 369 -
      Children of B11 or B16, new arrivals (B12) D - D
      Children of B11 or B16, adjustments (B17) D D -
   Second: Spouses, children, and unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents 93,398 8,205 85,193
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F21) 6,198 - 6,198
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F26) 2,220 2,220 -
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B21) 23 - 23
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B26) 347 347 -
      Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C26) 12 12 -
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX1) 23,376 - 23,376
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX6) 814 814 -
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (BX1) 6 - 6
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX6) 98 98 -
      Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional (CX6) 10 10 -
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F22) 3,691 - 3,691
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F27) 866 866 -
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B22) 6 - 6
      Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B27) 43 43 -
      Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (B23) 4 - 4
      Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, adjustments (B28) 32 32 -
      Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F23) 2,563 - 2,563
      Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, adjustments (F28) 41 41 -
      Children of C24 or C29, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C20) D D -
      Children of B24 or B29, subject to country limits, adjustments (B20) 4 4 -
      Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F25) 9,581 - 9,581
      Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, adjustments (F20) 453 453 -
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX2) 19,209 - 19,209
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX7) 298 298 -
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (BX2) 7 - 7
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (BX7) 12 12 -
      Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (BX3) D - D
      Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, adjustments (BX8) 17 17 -
      Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, new arrivals (FX3) 8,894 - 8,894
      Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, adjustments (FX8) 27 27 -
      Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional (CX7) D D -
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals (F24) 11,631 - 11,631
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments (F29) 2,902 2,902 -
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning (B24) D - D
      Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning (B29) 5 5 -
      Unmarried children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C24) D - D
      Unmarried children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional (C29) D D -
   Third: Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and children 25,213 2,303 22,910
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F31) 6,678 - 6,678
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, conditional (C31) D - D
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F36) 1,115 1,115 -
      Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, conditional (C36) D D -
      Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F32) 6,042 - 6,042
      Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F37) 829 829 -
      Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F33) 10,188 - 10,188
      Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F38) 358 358 -
      Children of C31 or C36, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional (C33) D - D
   Fourth: Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens (at least 21 years of age) and their spouses and children 61,031 4,885 56,146
      Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F41) 19,101 - 19,101
      Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F46) 3,078 3,078 -
      Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F42) 13,562 - 13,562
      Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F47) 1,394 1,394 -
      Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals (F43) 23,483 - 23,483
      Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments (F48) 413 413 -

 

Employment-Based Preferences
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Employment-based preferences 139,458 110,689 28,769
   First: Priority workers 39,471 37,229 2,242
      Aliens with extraordinary ability, new arrivals (E11) 614 - 614
      Aliens with extraordinary ability, adjustments (E16) 3,439 3,439 -
      Outstanding professors or researchers, new arrivals (E12) 17 - 17
      Outstanding professors or researchers, adjustments (E17) 1,965 1,965 -
      Multinational executives or managers, new arrivals (E13) 142 - 142
      Multinational executives or managers, adjustments (E18) 9,497 9,497 -
      Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E14) 621 - 621
      Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E19) 11,798 11,798 -
      Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals (E15) 848 - 848
      Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments (E10) 10,530 10,530 -
   Second: Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability 39,506 36,072 3,434
      Professionals holding advanced degrees, new arrivals (E21) 1,244 - 1,244
      Professionals holding advanced degrees, adjustments (E26) 18,590 18,590 -
      Soviet scientists, adjustments (ES6) D D -
      Spouses of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E22) 943 - 943
      Spouses of E21 or E26, adjustments (E27) 11,630 11,630 -
      Children of E21 or E26, new arrivals (E23) 1,247 - 1,247
      Children of E21 or E26, adjustments (E28) 5,851 5,851 -
   Third: Skilled workers, professionals, and needed unskilled workers 41,787 28,248 13,539
      Skilled workers, new arrivals (E31) 4,320 - 4,320
      Skilled workers, adjustments (E36) 4,364 4,364 -
      Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, new arrivals (E32) 452 - 452
      Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, adjustments (E37) 9,281 9,281 -
      Needed unskilled workers, new arrivals (EW3) 818 - 818
      Needed unskilled workers, adjustments (EW8) 1,504 1,504 -
      Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E34) 2,828 - 2,828
      Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E39) 7,804 7,804 -
      Spouses of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW4) 385 - 385
      Spouses of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW9) 614 614 -
      Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals (E35) 4,173 - 4,173
      Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments (E30) 4,123 4,123 -
      Children of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals (EW5) 563 - 563
      Children of EW3 or EW8, adjustments (EW0) 558 558 -
   Fourth: Certain special immigrants 9,609 7,528 2,081
      Broadcast (IBCB of BBG) employees, new arrivals (BC1) 14 - 14
      Broadcast (IBCG of BBG) employees, adjustments (BC6) 21 21 -
      Ministers, new arrivals (SD1) 65 - 65
      Ministers, adjustments (SD6) 823 823 -
      Employees of U.S. government abroad, new arrivals (SE1) 489 - 489
      Employees of U.S. government abroad, adjustments (SE6) 27 27 -
      Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government, new arrivals (SF1) D - D
      Retired employees of international organizations, new arrivals (SK1) D - D
      Retired employees of international organizations, adjustments (SK6) 107 107 -
      Juvenile court dependents, new arrivals (SL1) 64 - 64
      Juvenile court dependents, adjustments (SL6) 4,988 4,988 -
      Religious workers, new arrivals (SR1) 38 - 38
      Religious workers, adjustments (SR6) 405 405 -
      Spouses of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC2) 7 - 7
      Spouses of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC7) 7 7 -
      Spouses of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD2) 36 - 36
      Spouses of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD7) 313 313 -
      Spouses of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE2) 387 - 387
      Spouses of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE7) 5 5 -
      Spouses or children of SG1 or SG6, adjustments (SG7) D D -
      Spouses of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK2) D - D
      Spouses of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK7) 32 32 -
      Spouses of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR2) 11 - 11
      Spouses of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR7) 94 94 -
      Children of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals (BC3) 17 - 17
      Children of BC1 or BC6, adjustments (BC8) 12 12 -
      Children of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals (SD3) 43 - 43
      Children of SD1 or SD6, adjustments (SD8) 378 378 -
      Children of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals (SE3) 889 - 889
      Children of SE1 or SE6, adjustments (SE8) 13 13 -
      Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals (SK3) 5 - 5
      Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, adjustments (SK8) 178 178 -
      Children of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals (SR3) 11 - 11
      Children of SR1 or SR6, adjustments (SR8) 114 114 -
      Certain unmarried sons/daughters of SN1 or SN6, adjustments (SN8) 10 10 -
   Fifth: Employment creation (investors) 9,085 1,612 7,473
      Employment creation, not in targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (C51) 18 - 18
      Employment creation, not in targeted area, adjustments, conditional (C56) 21 21 -
      Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, new arrivals, conditional (I51) 2,469 - 2,469
      Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, adjustments, conditional (I56) 666 666 -
      Employment creation, targeted area, new arrivals, conditional (T51) 65 - 65
      Employment creation, targeted area, adjustments, conditional (T56) 46 46 -
      Investor pilot program, not targeted, new arrivals, conditional (R51) D - D
      Spouses of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C52) 13 - 13
      Spouses of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C57) 15 15 -
      Spouses of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I52) 1,636 - 1,636
      Spouses of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I57) 334 334 -
      Spouses of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T52) 43 - 43
      Spouses of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T57) 35 35 -
      Spouses of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional (R52) D - D
      Children of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional (C53) 14 - 14
      Children of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional (C58) 14 14 -
      Children of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional (I53) 3,137 - 3,137
      Children of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional (I58) 438 438 -
      Children of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional (T53) 71 - 71
      Children of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional (T58) 43 43 -
      Children of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional (R53) 4 - 4

 

Diversity
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Diversity 43,463 1,003 42,460
   Principals, new arrivals (DV1) 21,350 - 21,350
   Principals, adjustments (DV6) 544 544 -
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV2) 9,368 - 9,368
   Spouses of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV7) 241 241 -
   Children of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals (DV3) 11,742 - 11,742
   Children of DV1 or DV6, adjustments (DV8) 218 218 -

 

Refugees and Asylees
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Refugees and asylees 106,911 106,911 -
   Refugees 80,908 80,908 -
      Cuban refugees (P.L. 89-732 of 1966) (CU6) 32,867 32,867 -
      Non-Cuban spouses or children of Cuban refugees (CU7) 3,735 3,735 -
      Indochinese refugees (P.L. 95-145 of 1977) (IC6) D D -
      Refugee parolees (P.L. 95-412 of 1978) (R86) 3 3 -
      Other refugees (P.L. 96-212 Refugee Act of 1980) (RE6) 16,348 16,348 -
      Spouses of RE6 (RE7) 6,328 6,328 -
      Children of RE6 (RE8) 21,625 21,625 -
      Other relatives (RE9) D D -
   Asylees 26,003 26,003 -
      Asylees (AS6) 15,753 15,753 -
      Spouses of AS6 (AS7) 4,038 4,038 -
      Children of AS6 (AS8) 6,212 6,212 -

 

All Other Types of Admission
Type and Class of Admission Total Adjustments of status New arrivals
Parolees 16 16 -
   Parolees, Soviet/Indochinese (LA6) 4 4 -
   Parolees, Indochinese (ID6) 12 12 -
Children born abroad to alien residents (NA3) 60 - 60
Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government 8,081 22 8,059
   Principal, new arrivals (SQ1) 1,985 - 1,985
   Principal, adjustments (SQ6) 6 6 -
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ2) 1,621 - 1,621
   Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments (SQ7) 5 5 -
   Children of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals (SQ3) 4,453 - 4,453
   Children of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments (SQ8) 11 11 -
Cancellation of removal 4,033 4,033 -
   Sec. 244, P.L. 89-236, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z13) 3,505 3,505 -
   Battered spouses or children (Violence Against Women Act), P.L. 103-322 of 1994, subject to 4,000 annual limit (Z14) 80 80 -
   Salvadoran, Guatemalan and former Soviet bloc country nationals (NACARA Section 203, P.L. 105-100 of 1997) (Z15) 448 448 -
Victims of human trafficking 818 818 -
   Adjustment of T1 nonimmigrant (ST6) 398 398 -
   Adjustment of T2 nonimmigrant (ST7) 106 106 -
   Adjustment of T3 nonimmigrant (ST8) 256 256 -
   Adjustment of T4 nonimmigrant (ST0) 27 27 -
   Adjustment of T5 nonimmigrant (ST9) 21 21 -
   Adjustment of T6 nonimmigrant (ST1) 10 10 -
Victims of crimes, and their spouses and children 18,442 18,326 116
   Adjustment of U1 nonimmigrant (SU6) 10,131 10,131 -
   Spouses of SU6, new arrivals (SU2) 11 - 11
   Children of SU6, new arrivals (SU3) 100 - 100
   Parents of SU6, new arrivals (SU5) 5 - 5
   Adjustment of U2 nonimmigrant (SU7) 3,125 3,125 -
   Adjustment of U3 nonimmigrant (SU8) 3,549 3,549 -
   Adjustment of U4 nonimmigrant (SU0) 1,156 1,156 -
   Adjustment of U5 nonimmigrant (SU9) 365 365 -
IRCA legalization 34 34 -
   Entered without inspection before 1/1/82 (W16) 19 19 -
   Entered as nonimmigrant and overstayed visa before 1/1/82 (W26) 5 5 -
   Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during each year ending May 1, 1984, 1985, and 1986 (S16) D D -
   Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during the year ending on May 1, 1986 (S26) 8 8 -
IRCA legalization dependents 22 15 7
   Spouses of legalized aliens, new arrivals (LB1) D - D
   Spouses of legalized aliens, new arrivals, conditional (CB1) 4 - 4
   Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments, conditional (CB6) 10 10 -
   Children of LB1 or LB6, new arrivals (LB2) D - D
   Children of LB1 or LB6, adjustments (LB7) D D -
   Children of CB1 or CB6, adjustments, conditional (CB7) 3 3 -
Other 523 173 350
   Amerasians, born in Vietnam between 1/1/62-1/1/76, new arrivals (AM1) 29 - 29
   Spouses or children of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals (AM2) 54 - 54
   Mothers, guardians, or next of kin of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals (AM3) D - D
   Individuals born under diplomatic status, adjustments, (DS1) 29 29 -
   Haitian asylum applicants (HRIFA)(HA6) 8 8 -
   Haitian parolees (HRIFA)(HB6) D D -
   Haitian children without parents (HRIFA)(HC6) D D -
   Spouses of HA6 (HA7) 3 3 -
   Spouses of HB6 (HB7) D D -
   Children of HA6 (HA8) 4 4 -
   Children of HB6 (HB8) D D -
   Cuban Haitian entrants, adjustments (P.L. 99-603) (CH6) 7 7 -
   American Indians born in Canada, new arrivals (S13) 175 - 175
   Principals Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)(NC6) 25 25 -
   Spouses of NC6 (NC7) 11 11 -
   Children of NC6 (NC8) 7 7 -
   Unmarried sons/daughters of NC6 (NC9) 3 3 -
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, new arrivals (SI1) 17 - 17
   Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, adjustments (SI6) D D -
   Spouses of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI2) 15 - 15
   Children of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals (SI3) 40 - 40
   Spouses or children of SM4 or SM9, adjustments (SM0) D D -
   Late amnesty applicants (Immigration Reform and Control Act) (W46) D D -
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's employment-based preference visa, new arrivals (XE3) 5 - 5
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's family-sponsored preference visa, new arrivals (XF3) 5 - 5
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's immediate relative of U.S. citizen visa, new arrivals (XR3) 3 - 3
   Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's visa other, new arrivals (XN3) 5 - 5
   Entered 6/29/40-1/1/72, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments (Z66) 55 55 -
   Foreign government official who is immediate relative of U.S. citizen or special immigrant (Z83) 13 13 -

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 28, 2020

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