5 key facts about U.S. lawful immigrants

By D’Vera Cohn of Pew Research

  1. One million immigrants receive lawful permanent resident status each year – also known as a green card – that puts them on a path to citizenship.
  2. The most common regions of origin for lawful immigrants differ from those of unauthorized immigrants.
  3. Lawful immigrants are more concentrated in certain metro areas than the overall population.
  4. Lawful immigrants are more likely to be of working age (18 to 64) than people born in the U.S., and they are overrepresented in particular occupations.
  5. Not all U.S. lawful immigrants eligible to apply for citizenship do so.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Know as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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