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U.S. Legal Permanent Residence Trends Between 1892-2010

The Department of Homeland Security has compiled a study showing the legal permanent resident trends between 1892 and 2010. Its Office of Immigration Statistics has gathered information showing the total number of immigrants obtaining legal permanent status in the U.S. during this period. The information is presented in a map series showing a census broken down by region and division of residence across the U.S. The map series shows that the greatest numbers of individuals obtaining legal permanent residence occurred in the early 1900s in the Northeast region of the U.S. and another large influx occurred in the decade between 1990 and 2000 in the Western and Pacific regions of the U.S. To see the data and map series in full, see

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