Note: These data represent persons admitted for legal
permanent residence during the 12-month fiscal year ending September
30 of the year designated. The total for 1976 includes both the fiscal
year and transitional quarter data.
Source: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration
Statistics, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics 2008. Available at http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/publications/LPR08.shtm.
Immigration to the United States
By Jeanne Batalova
More than 1.1 million persons became legal permanent residents (LPRs) in the
United States in 2008. Nearly two-thirds of new LPRs were immigrants with family
ties in the United States. The top five countries of birth Ñ Mexico, China,
India, the Philippines, and Cuba Ñ accounted for 39.5 percent of all persons
who received LPR status in 2008. California, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey,
and Illinois were the key destinations for LPRs in 2008.
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