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U.S. Green Card Population as of January 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has published a report estimating the lawful permanent resident (i.e. green card) population as of January 2008. In it, the DHS approximates that 12.6 million green card holders lived in the U.S. as of that date with half obtaining green card status in 2000 or later and the other half obtaining it between 2005-2007.