Proflle of permanent resident visas (green cards) in 2014

The pace and distribution have been stable in 2012, 2013 and 2014. These rounded figures. Note that employment based green cards average 150,000, a fraction of 635,000 that are working age (25 – 64). Source: Homeland Security.

Total green cards awarded: 1 million

New arrivals: 47%
Status adjustment to green card: 53%

Of which —-
family sponsored: 200,000
Immediate relative: 425,000 (of which spouses 250,000)
employment based: 150,000
refugees and asylees: 125,000
other categories: 100,000

Origins:

Mexico: 135,000
India: 70,000
China: 75,000
Philippines: 55,000
other countries: 665,000
(the highest European country is UK at 12,000)

Destination:

California: 200,000
New York: 135,000
Florida: 100,000
Texas: 100,000
Other states: 465,000

Age:

Childhood thru end of education (0 – 24) : 315,000 (32%)
25 – 64 (working age): 635,000 (64%)
65 plus: 50,000 (5%)

Median age: 32 vs. 37 for total American population

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