The U.S. Immigration System: 2017 Lawful Permanent Residents
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.
United States Department of Homeland Security. (n.d.). The U.S. immigration system: 2017 lawful permanent residents. Retrieved from https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics/visualization/2017