Statistics on legal and illegal immigration in the U.S.

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 11 July 2021

Introduction


Tables:

Table 1: DHS statistics on legal and illegal immigration

NaturalizationsLawful Permanent ResidentRefugeesEnforcementIllegal residents
FYNaturalizationspetition deniedgrantedtotal poparrivalsapprehensionsremovalsreturnspopulation
FY18208,385
FY18219,127
FY18226,911
FY18236,354
FY18247,912
FY182510,199
FY182610,837
FY182718,875
FY182827,382
FY182922,520
FY183023,322
FY183122,633
FY183260,482
FY183358,640
FY183465,365
FY183545,374
FY183676,242
FY183779,340
FY183838,914
FY183968,069
FY184084,066
FY184180,289
FY1842104,565
FY184352,496
FY184478,615
FY1845114,371
FY1846154,416
FY1847234,968
FY1848226,527
FY1849297,024
FY1850369,980
FY1851379,466
FY1852371,603
FY1853368,645
FY1854427,833
FY1855200,877
FY1856200,436
FY1857251,306
FY1858123,126
FY1859121,282
FY1860153,640
FY186191,918
FY186291,985
FY1863176,282
FY1864193,418
FY1865248,120
FY1866318,568
FY1867315,722
FY1868138,840
FY1869352,768
FY1870387,203
FY1871321,350
FY1872404,806
FY1873459,803
FY1874313,339
FY1875227,498
FY1876169,986
FY1877141,857
FY1878138,469
FY1879177,826
FY1880457,257
FY1881669,431
FY1882788,992
FY1883603,322
FY1884518,592
FY1885395,346
FY1886334,203
FY1887490,109
FY1888546,889
FY1889444,427
FY1890455,302
FY1891560,319
FY1892579,663
FY1893439,7302,801
FY1894285,6311,630
FY1895258,5361,806
FY1896343,2672,596
FY1897230,8323,037
FY1898229,2991,880
FY1899311,7153,229
FY1900448,5724,052
FY1901487,9184,602
FY1902648,7433,879
FY1903857,0465,439
FY1904812,8709,316
FY19051,026,4998,773
FY19061,100,73512,724
FY19077,9412501,285,34913,108
FY190825,9753,330782,87014,059
FY190938,3746,341751,78612,971
FY191039,4487,7811,041,57012,535
FY191156,6839,017878,58726,965
FY191270,3109,635838,17225,137
FY191383,56110,8911,197,89218,513
FY1914104,14513,1331,218,48023,399
FY191591,84813,691326,70037,651
FY191687,83111,927298,82626,675
FY191788,1049,544295,40321,648
FY1918151,44912,182110,61817,881
FY1919217,35813,119141,1328,866
FY1920177,68315,586430,00111,694
FY1921181,29218,981805,22814,557
FY1922170,44729,076309,55618,296
FY1923145,08424,884522,91918,076
FY1924150,51018,324706,89624,280
FY1925152,45715,613294,31422,19936,693
FY1926146,33113,274304,48812,73534,885
FY1927199,80411,946335,17516,39331,45415,012
FY1928233,15512,479307,25523,56631,41719,946
FY1929224,72811,848279,67832,71130,46425,888
FY1930169,3779,068241,70020,88031,03511,387
FY1931143,4957,51497,13922,27624,86411,719
FY1932136,6005,47835,57622,73527,88610,775
FY1933113,3634,70323,06820,94926,49010,347
FY1934113,6691,13329,47010,31925,3928,010
FY1935118,9452,76534,95611,01614,2637,978
FY1936141,2653,12436,32911,72813,8778,251
FY1937164,9764,04250,24413,05416,1958,788
FY1938162,0784,85467,89512,85116,9059,278
FY1939188,8135,63082,99812,03717,3419,590
FY1940235,2606,54970,75610,49214,7008,594
FY1941277,2947,76951,77611,29412,2546,531
FY1942270,3648,34828,78111,7847,3366,904
FY1943318,93313,65623,72511,1755,54211,947
FY1944441,9797,29728,55131,1745,70232,270
FY1945231,4029,78238,11969,1648,82169,490
FY1946150,0626,575108,72199,59113,611101,945
FY194793,9043,953147,292193,65717,317195,880
FY194870,1502,887170,570192,77923,434197,184
FY194966,5942,271188,317288,25325,276276,297
FY195066,3462,276249,187468,33923,874572,477
FY195154,7162,395205,717509,04010,199673,169
FY195288,6552,163265,520543,53517,328703,778
FY195392,0512,300170,434885,58723,125885,391
FY1954117,8312,084208,1771,089,58323,4821,074,277
FY1955209,5264,571237,790254,09630,264232,769
FY1956145,8853,935321,62587,69617,69580,891
FY1957138,0432,948326,86759,9189,00663,379
FY1958119,8662,688253,26553,4745,98960,600
FY1959103,9312,208260,68645,3367,87556,610
FY1960119,4422,277265,39870,6848,46852,796
FY1961132,4503,175271,34488,8237,24052,383
FY1962127,3073,557283,76392,7588,18154,164
FY1963124,1782,436306,26088,7128,02569,392
FY1964112,2342,309292,24886,5977,76373,042
FY1965104,2992,059296,697110,3719,16795,263
FY1966103,0592,029323,040138,52010,572123,683
FY1967104,9022,008361,972161,6089,680142,343
FY1968102,7261,962454,448212,0579,728179,952
FY196998,7092,043358,579283,5579,590240,958
FY1970110,3991,979373,326345,35311,030303,348
FY1971108,4072,028370,478420,12617,469370,074
FY1972116,2151,837384,685505,94918,294450,927
FY1973120,4041,708398,515655,96816,883568,005
FY1974131,1532,210393,919788,14517,346718,740
FY1975140,7492,300385,378766,60019,413655,814
FY1976189,9882,799499,0931,097,73924,432955,374
FY1977159,8732,845458,7551,042,21538,471867,015
FY1978171,9713,894589,8101,057,97731,263975,515
FY1979163,1073,987394,2441,076,41829,277966,137
FY1980156,6274,370524,295207,116910,36126,825719,211
FY1981164,3894,316595,014159,252975,78018,013823,875
FY1982141,0043,994533,62498,096970,24617,379812,572
FY1983178,4153,160550,05261,2181,251,35715,216931,600
FY1984195,8623,373541,81170,3931,246,98119,211909,833
FY1985242,4513,610568,14967,7041,348,74918,6961,041,296
FY1986279,4975,980600,02762,1461,767,40023,1051,586,320
FY1987223,2496,771599,88964,5281,190,48824,5921,091,203
FY1988240,7754,304641,34676,4831,008,14524,336911,790
FY1989232,6555,2001,090,172107,070954,24325,829830,890
FY1990267,5866,5161,535,872122,0661,169,93934,4271,022,5333,500,000
FY1991307,3946,2681,826,595113,3891,197,87530,0391,061,1054,025,000
FY1992239,66419,293973,445115,5481,258,48133,1891,105,8294,204,000
FY1993313,59039,931903,916114,1811,327,26143,6711,243,4104,492,000
FY1994429,12340,561803,993111,6801,094,71942,5421,029,1074,750,000
FY1995485,72046,067720,17798,9731,394,55445,6741,313,7645,146,000
FY19961,040,991229,842915,56075,4211,649,98650,9241,573,4285,581,000
FY1997596,010130,676797,84769,6531,536,52069,6801,440,6845,862,000
FY1998461,169137,395653,20676,7121,679,439114,4321,570,1276,098,000
FY1999837,418379,993644,78785,2851,714,035174,8131,574,8636,488,000
FY2000886,026399,670841,00272,1651,814,729183,1141,675,8768,460,000
FY2001606,259218,3261,058,90268,9201,387,486188,4671,349,371
FY2002572,646139,7791,059,35611,451,00026,7851,062,270189,0261,012,116
FY2003462,43591,599703,54211,500,00028,2861,046,422165,168945,294
FY2004537,151103,339957,88311,500,00052,8401,264,232211,0981,166,576
FY2005604,280108,2471,122,25711,950,00053,7381,291,065240,6651,096,92010,490,000
FY2006702,589120,7221,266,12912,310,00041,0941,206,408246,4311,043,38111,310,000
FY2007660,47789,6831,052,41512,440,00048,218960,673280,974891,39011,780,000
FY20081,046,539121,2831,107,12612,600,00060,1071,043,759319,382811,26311,600,000
FY2009743,715109,8321,130,81812,450,00074,602889,212359,795582,56710,750,000
FY2010619,91356,9941,042,62512,650,00073,293796,587379,739471,79811,590,000
FY2011694,19357,0651,062,04013,070,00056,384678,606382,449322,04711,510,000
FY2012757,43465,8741,031,63113,300,00058,179671,327390,423231,10711,430,000
FY2013779,92983,112990,55313,140,00069,909662,483415,607178,97611,200,000
FY2014653,41666,7671,016,51813,180,00069,975679,996432,228163,84312,120,000
FY2015730,25975,8101,051,03112,990,00069,920462,388405,090129,66111,960,000
FY2016753,06086,0331,183,50513,080,00084,988530,250325,328106,45811,750,000
FY2017707,26583,1761,127,16713,300,00053,691461,540331,717100,69511,410,000
FY2018761,90192,6311,096,61113,410,00022,405572,566287,093159,94011,390,000
FY2019843,59397,7891,031,76513,590,00029,9161,013,539328,716171,445
FY2020359,885
FY2021

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Last modified 11 July 2021.
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