Legal immigrants in the United States by metro area of residence FY 2018

This statistic shows the number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status in the United States in the fiscal year of 2018, by metropolitan area of residence. In 2018, about 168,931 people living in the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area received a green card.

Number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status (green card) in the U.S. in the fiscal year of 2018, by metropolitan area of residence

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

FY 2018

Special properties

fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30

Supplementary notes

A legal permanent resident (LPR) or “green card” recipient is defined by immigration law as a person who has been granted lawful permanent residence in the United States. Permanent resident status confers certain rights and responsibilities. For example, LPRs may live and work permanently anywhere in the United States, own property, and attend public schools, colleges, and universities. They may also join certain branches of the Armed Force and apply to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Metropolitan areas defined based on Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs).

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