Immigration Data Portal

The Center's Data Portal identifies and consolidates government agencies' most recent immigration statistics into one location.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics 

Annual Jail Survey - Confined Persons Held at ICE at Midyear | Link

This is a midyear survey of jails in the United States that tracks different measures of inmate population characteristics. This report includes jurisdictions with ICE detainees, their total number of confined persons, the number of confined persons being held for ICE, and the percentage of all inmates who are being held for ICE. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Demographic Characteristics of Federally Sentenced Offenders in the Custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons | Link

This data includes demographic information regarding the sex, race, age, and citizenship status of individuals held in Federal prisons. 

2014-2002

Census Bureau

Annual Estimates of the Resident Population | Link

The Census Bureau estimates the total population of the United States between 2010 and 2017. This data is further broken down by all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations | Link

This data comes from the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. This data is collected by the Census Bureau to show broad trends in the foreign-born population that lives in the United States. It lists relevant information such as age groups, employment status, family size, earnings, and a variety of other descriptive statistics.

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

U.S. and World Population Clock | Link 

The Census Bureau's International Data Base produces estimates of the worldwide population, updated in real-time. The webpage also lists the five Most Populous Countries, the five Top US Export Partners, and the Top US Import Partners 

Current

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Affirmative Asylum Statistics | Link

These documents list the asylum office workload as well as the number of asylum applications filed. 

December 2017, November 2017, October 2017

All USCIS Application and Petition Form Types | Link

This report contains information on all applications and petition form types submitted to USCIS for adjudication. The number of applications and petitions received, approved, denied and pending are displayed by fiscal year and updated by quarter.

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Alien Relative Petitions | Link

This data contains information on petitions filed by a sponsor on behalf of foreign relatives seeking an immigration benefit such as a green card. The number of petitions received, approved, denied, and pending are displayed by quarter of fiscal year, office and subtype.

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Approved L-1 Petitions by Employer | Link

The L-1 non-immigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. These datasets list, by company, the number of approved petitions for L-1 visas. 

20172016, 2015 

Characteristics of H-2B Non-agricultural Temporary Workers | Link

This report provides information on the countries of origin of, occupations of, and compensation paid to aliens who were issued visas or otherwise provided nonimmigrant status. It also includes the number of aliens who had their visas expire or revoked. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Statistics | Link

The Asylum Division of USCIS routinely provides detailed asylum and credible fear data as part of a statistical package made available during regularly scheduled, quarterly stakeholder engagement meetings. 

2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Data | Link

This report lists the number of requests for DACA work permits as well as the number of cases that are currently under review. In addition, it lists the number of accepted and approved DACA recipients listed by country of origin and U.S. state of residence. 

2018 (Q2)20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013

E-Verify Performance Report | Link

USCIS reports on the total number of E-Verify queries for new hires that are instantly cleared for employment as well as those that are screened further. This data is updated quarterly. 

2018 (Q1)2017

E-Verify Statistics | Link

USCIS tracks the enrollment of companies using E-Verify, the number of total hiring sites, and the number of queries in the current year. This data is regularly updated, and collected by regular (rather than fiscal) year.  

2017

E-Verify Participating Employers | Link

This dataset tracks the number of employers who have signed up for the E-Verify program. This includes a cumulative total of participating employers as well as unique sign-ups for each year since 2001. 

2017

H-1B Petitions: Annual Reports | Link

USCIS submits this report each fiscal year which provides information on the number of H-1B petitions, the number of employers requiring additional ACWIA petition fees, and the number of aliens issued visas. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

H-1B USCIS Datasets | Link

USCIS reports on the hiring practices of employers who petitions for foreign national workers through the H-1B program for foreign workers in occupations requiring a college degree or years of experience. This data includes trends between 2007 and 2017 as well as approved petitions by employer for fiscal years 2015 and 2016. 

Trends: 2007-2017

H-4 Initial Approved Applications by Gender and Country-of-Birth | Link

H-4 visas are awarded to dependents of H-1B temporary foreign workers in specialty fields. This data counts the number of H-4 approvals from FY 2015 through 2017, as well as preliminary FY 2018 data. This information is counted in two charts: one separating approvals by gender, and one separating approvals by country-of-birth. 

H-4 Non-Immigrants by Gender and by Country of Birth FY 2015-2018

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) | Link

This spreadsheet shows the number of form I-821 (Temporary Protected Status form applications) approvals between 2012 and 2017. 

TPS Form Approvals

Victims of Domestic Cruelty (VAWA) Petitions | Link

This report contains information on self-petitions for victims of domestic violence seeking residency under the Violence Against Women Act. The number of applications received, approved, denied, and pending are displayed by the quarter and fiscal year. 

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Victims of Human Trafficking (T) Applications | Link

This data contains information on T visa applications including the number of applications received, approved, denied and pending.

2017 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 

"A Day in the Life" | Link

These reports show the average number of processed persons, seized money and drug totals, employed persons, etc. per day per fiscal year. A general status report for CBP. 

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Border Security Report | Link

This report summarizes CBP’s border enforcement efforts, which reflect CBP’s focus on counterterrorism, countering transnational organized crime, and border security.

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Enforcement Statistics | Link

The following is a summary of CBP enforcement actions related to inadmissibles, apprehensions, arrests of individuals with criminal convictions and individuals who have been apprehended multiple times crossing the border illegally.

2018 (YTD), 2017

Southwest Border Apprehension | Link 

CBP tracks the number of individuals apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally along the Southwest border. This report also tracks the number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) are apprehended  as well as the number of family units. 

2018 (YTD), 2017

Use of Force Statistics | Link 

CBP tracks the number of instances that their agents used force against a suspected alien. This information is broken down into four categories: firearm, less-lethal device, other, and force used against vehicles and vessels. This report also includes information on the number of times CBP agents were assaulted by suspects. 

2018 (YTD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

Alien Incarceration Report | Link

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are required by President Trump's "Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" to report quarterly data on the number of incarcerated aliens in the Federal law enforcement system. These aliens are classified by a number of categories, including those in custody of the Marshal's Service and those who are under the custody of the Bureau of Federal Prisons. They are sorted further into four categories: those who have received final orders of removal, those under investigation for removal, those under adjudication, and those who have been granted relief. 

2017

Immigration Enforcement Actions | Link

Describes the number and characteristics of foreign nationals found inadmissible, apprehended, arrested, detained, returned, or removed during a given fiscal year

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Lawful Permanent Residents | Link

This data contains information on those admitted for permanent residency, including the number and characteristics of persons who became green card holders during a given fiscal year. 

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 

Refugees and Asylees | Link

These reports details trends and analysis on the numbers and demographic profiles of persons admitted to the United States as refugees, and those applying for and granted asylum status during a given fiscal year.

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

U.S. Naturalizations | Link

Naturalization confers U.S. citizenship upon foreign nationals who have fulfilled the requirements Congress established in the Immigration and Nationality Act. This data contains information on the number and characteristics of adults who became naturalized U.S. citizens during a given fiscal year. 

20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

U.S. Nonimmigrant Admissions | Link

Nonimmigrants are foreign nationals granted temporary admission into the United States, usually for business, tourism, study, and temporary employment. This data contains information obtained from I-94 arrival records. It includes the number and characteristics of nonimmigrant admissions to the United States during a given fiscal year

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 

Visa Entry-Exit Overstay Reports | Link

Temporary visitors are given an authorized duration of stay in the  United States. This report provides estimates on the total number of overstays broken down by country of origin and type of visa. 

2016, 2015 

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics | Link 

Every September, the Department of Homeland Security releases a list of immigration statistics that tracks many facets of immigration. This includes naturalizations, refugee claims, temporary and permanent admissions, and enforcement and removal operations. It is the most comprehensive collection of immigration statistics. 

20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 

Department of Labor (DOL) 

Foreign Labor Certification Annual Reports | Link 

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides information about employment-based immigration programs administered by the Department of Labor. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007

H-2A Disclosure Data | Link

Disclosure data is retrieved from employer's applications for H-2A (temporary agricultural workers). It includes, by employer, the number of requested foreign workers, the jobsite location, and wage data. It also includes the information on the agents that assist employers in obtaining H-2A workers. 

2018 (Q2), 20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 

H-2B Disclosure Data | Link 

Disclosure data is retrieved from employer's applications for H-2B (temporary non-agricultural workers). It includes, by employer, the number of requested foreign workers, the jobsite location, and wage data. It also includes the information on the the agents that assist employers in obtaining H-2B workers.  

2018 (Q2), 20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 

H-1B Disclosure Data | Link 

This is disclosure data for LCA programs, which include H-1B and E-3 visa categories for specialty occupations. They include information on the employer, the number of workers, the jobsite location, and wage data. 

2018 (Q2), 20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 

Permanent Worker Disclosure Data | Link 

Disclosure data is retrieved from employer's applications for permanent workers, including information on employers, occupations and the dates and media where advertisements were posted for native workers.  

2018 (Q2), 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

As part of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review adjudicates immigration cases and conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. 

EOIR Asylum Statistics | Link

EOIR reports on asylum requests received, granted, denied, abandoned, and withdrawn. This information is broken down by nationality. This single document lists asylum statistics from FY 2012 through 2016. 

2012-2016

EOIR Statistics Yearbook | Link

The EOIR Statistics Yearbook includes a wealth of data from the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Office of the Chief Administration Hearing Officer. This includes statistics on the outcome of immigration cases and on the "failure to appear" rates in immigration court. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 20032001, 2000

Immigration Court Statistics | Link

EOIR reports on the status of cases in the immigration court system. Popular reports include the number of pending cases, the number of new cases and total completions, the number of administratively closed cases, and pending Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) cases. 

2018 (Q2)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 

Removal Reports | Link

ICE compiles selected enforcement statistics into a yearly report. It includes information on criminal alien removals and country of citizenship of deportees. 

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013 

Secure Communities Statistics | Link

ICE's Secure Communities program provides interoperability of state, local and federal fingerprint collections to alert ICE when an alien is arrested, enabling them to take enforcement action if appropriate. ICE provides statistics on alien arrests and enforcement actions by jurisdiction. 

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

SEVIS "By the Numbers" Reports | Link

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is part of ICE and manages the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) which tracks information about foreign students and exchange visitors. ICE releases biannual reports on international student trends. 

2018 (April)2017 (June), 2016 (November)

Office of Refugee Resettlement

Unaccompanied Alien Children Facts and Data | Link  

The Department of Health and Human Services releases a fact sheet that tracks the age, country of origin, gender, and number of DHS referrals of unaccompanied alien children apprehended illegally entering the United States. 

FY2012-2017

Refugee Processing Center

Consolidated Placement Plan by City | Link

The Refugee Processing Center is operated by the State Department. This data tracks the number of refugees that can be resettled in cities and towns within the United States. 

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Historical Arrivals | Link

This data breaks down, by year, the number of refugees entering the United States by region of origin.

Historical Arrivals Broken Down by Region (1975 – Present)

Arrivals by Region | Link 

This data shows refugee arrivals by region of origin. 

20182017

Refugee Arrivals by State and Nationality | Link

This data shows refugee arrivals by U.S. state of residence and nationality. 

20182017

Refugee Admissions Report | Link

This report dates back to 2001 and shows the total number of refugees admitted, per month, to the United States. 

20182017

State Department 

Immigrant Visas Issued | Link

The State Department tracks the number of immigrant visas issued to aliens who will settle permanently in the United States. The categories include family based, special immigrants, Vietnamese Amerasian immigrants, employment based, armed forces special immigrants, and diversity visa lottery immigrants. This data includes the country-of-origin and the visa type.  

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

J-1 Visa - Sponsor and Participant Totals | Link

The State Department releases information on exchange program participants, including program type, state of residence, number of participants, and number of J-1 program sponsors. 

Most Recent 

Non-Immigrant Visas Issued | Link

The State Department tracks the number of temporary visas issued to immigrants who visit the United States or reside here for a short period of time. This includes: tourists, students, temporary workers, athletes, and many other visa categories. This data includes the country-of-origin and the visa type. 

20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 

Refugee Admission Statistics (Archived) | Link

Prior to the creation of the Refugee Processing Center, refugee statistics were tracked by the State Department and published on the department's web site. This data is archived data from that time period.

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR Yearbooks | Link

The UNHCR releases statistical yearbooks that track major trends in displacement, protection and solutions. It tracks "populations of concern" which include refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returned refugees, returned IDPs, and stateless persons. 

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) 

Citizenship of Offenders in Each Primary Offense Category | Link

This data reports on the citizenship status (including legal vs. illegal alien status) of individuals convicted of crimes in federal court. 

2016

World Bank

Remittance Inflows | Link

The value of remittances flowing into each country (in US$ million) since 1970. 

Most Recent

Remittance Outflows | Link

The value of remittances flowing out of each country (in US$ million) since 1970. 

Most Recent