The U.S. Immigration System: 2017 Lawful Permanent Residents

United States Department of Homeland Security
Date of Publication: 
November, 2018
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A lawful 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. Lawful permanent residents may live and work permanently in the United States; own property; attend public schools, colleges, and universities; join the U.S. Armed Forces; and apply for U.S. citizenship after meeting certain eligibility requirements. This graphic provides information on people who received LPR status in Fiscal Year 2017.

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United States Department of Homeland Security. (n.d.). The U.S. immigration system: 2017 lawful permanent residents. Retrieved from