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Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Status by Decade & Country of Origin

Summary: Number of persons obtaining legal permanent status by country of last residence

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This database contains the number of persons obtaining legal permanent status, sometimes called green card holders, in the U.S. by last residence and by decade, with start and end dates reflecting Fiscal Years (Oct. 1-Sept. 30). NA indicates data are either zero or not available.  

  • From 1820 to 1867, figures represent alien passenger arrivals at seaports.
  • From 1868 to 1891 and 1895 to 1897, figures represent immigrant alien arrivals.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Other

Series Begins/Ends: 1829, 1839, 1849, 1859, 1869, 1879, 1889, 1899, 1909, 1919, 1929, 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009

Data Source: Department of Homeland Security.

Updated:  May 24, 2013 Next update: None

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