Green Card Statistics 2009

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DHS published Immigration Statistics about Permanent Residence (Green Card) for 2009. Total of 1,130,818 people received Green Card in 2009.

Green Card By Category

  • Family Sponsored – 747,413
  • Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens – 535,553
  • Employment Based – 144,034

Remaining were diversity lottery, refugees and asylees, or other categories.

Employment Based Green Card

  • 40,924 were for EB-1
  • 45,552 were for EB-2
  • 40,398 were for EB-3

remaining were for the 4th and 5th preference categories

Green Card by Country

Top 4 countries include

  1. Mexico – 15%
  2. Chine – 5.7%
  3. Philippines – 5.3%
  4. India – 5.1%

Employment Based – Country

  • 20,264 – India
  • 14,147 – South Korea
  • 11,295 – China
  • 8,660 – Mexico
  • 8,516 – Philippines
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