+14M

green cards were granted for lawful permanent residence from October 2004 to September 2016

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: In fiscal year 2017, the majority of green cards went to immigrants who were sponsored by family members—either immediate family or other relatives of U.S. citizens—and 13 percent went to refugees or asylum seekers.

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