Legal Immigration to United States Up from Last Year
This fact sheet reviews data released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which show that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2004:
- Legal immigration grew by 34 percent since FY 2003.
- The number of people who adjusted their status to legal permanent residence increased 68 percent, explaining much of the overall growth.
- The level of newly arriving legal permanent residents remained relatively steady.
- Refugee admissions recovered significantly, but remained below pre-9/11 levels.
- The level of temporary visitors rebounded to near pre-9/11 levels.
- Naturalizations increased by 16 percent.
In this fact sheet, the authors provide an overview of U.S. immigration based on FY 2004 data released by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics in 2005.