Monday, April 09, 2012


IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



U.s. Office of Homeland Security

Office of Immigration Statistics




[full-text, 6 pages]


This report provides information on the number and characteristics of persons who became legal permanent residents during fiscal year 2011.



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. This Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Flow Report

presents information obtained from applications for LPR status on the number and characteristics

of persons who became LPRs in the United States during 2011.


In 2011, a total of 1,062,040 persons became LPRs of the United States (see Table 1 and Figure 1). The majority

of new LPRs (55 percent) already lived in the United States when they were granted lawful permanent residence.

Nearly 65 percent of new LPRs were granted permanent resident status based on a family relationship

with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. The leading countries of birth of new

LPRs were Mexico (14 percent), China (8.2 percent), and India (6.5 percent).




This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.


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