April 25, 2008

U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2007

In 2007, a total of 1,052,415 persons became LPRs of the United States. The majority of new LPRs (59 percent) already lived in the United States when they were granted lawful permanent resi-dence. Two-thirds were granted permanent residence based on a family relationship with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. The leading countries of birth of new LPRs were Mexico (14 percent), China (7 percent) and the Philippines (7 percent).

For the full DHS Annual Flow Report, click here.

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