Visa Statistics from USCIS & the US State Department


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Admissions by Visa Class (graph)

H Visas Issued (graph)

H Visas Issued by sub-category (graph)
H-1B visas issued, cumulative Student visas which feed demand for H visas

Note: These numbers are taken from State Department tables which leave out visas issued after an initial rejection and subsequent successful appeal or waiver.   In some cases these amount to tens or hundreds of thousands of additional visas, about a million total non-immigrant visas and 26,802 more H-1B visas in FY2008.   This brings the actual total H-1B visas initially issued, renewed and extended in FY2008 up to 156,985.


Green Cards (graph from census/DHS report)


Green Cards 1982- (graph from State Dept. reports)


Green Cards, Naturalized Adults, and
Aliens Removed+Returned (from DHS year-book)


Aliens Removed+Returned (from DHS year-book)

Aliens Removed+Returned by presidential administration (from DHS year-book)
Annual Average Aliens Removed+Returned by presidential administration (from DHS year-book)
DHS Year-Book of Immigration Statistics


H-1B visa applications approved by USCIS


H-1B visa applications approved by USCIS, by highest educational credential earned
H-1B caps & visas approved
Fiscal
Year
Base
Cap
Visas
Approved
Cut-Off
Date
Renewals
199865K84KnoneNA
1999115K134,4111999-04-16NA
2000115K136,7872000-03-21120,853
2001195K201,079none130,127
2002195K103,584none93,953
2003195K105,314none112,026
200485K130,4972004-02-17156,921
200585K116,9272004-10-01150,204
200685K109,614 161,367
200785K120,031 161,413
200885K109,335 166,917
200985K86,300 127,971
201085K76,627 116,363
201185K106,445 163,208
Fiscal
Year
Base
Cap
Visas
Approved
Cut-Off
Date
Renewals
new H-1B visas by degree
year no HS diploma HS <1 year college 1+ year college Associate's total < bachelor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Professional total > bachelor's unknown total year
1999            134,4111999
20005542881581,2906962,98672,19635,9908,7823,01347,78513,820136,7872000
20012478952841,3761,1813,983116,55859,35715,1215,77280,250288201,0792001
20021698061898496422,65550,33230,11914,2206,11250,451146103,5842002
20031488221226235342,24951,14130,61214,4486,77151,83193105,3142003
20041236901374214321,80362,16345,70714,0066,66366,376155130,4972004
2005107440773583631,34549,60445,8905,88314,09765,870108116,9272005
2006963925419517791446,50144,47412,5435,15562,17227109,6142006
2007723744221021591349,24450,91413,4695,48269,8659120,0312007
2008801741917519564347,61343,44112,6984,93161,0709109,3352008
20091081903323626282935,14232,79912,4785,04650,323686,3002009
20101402012421316173934,15326,67610,4224,63241,730576,6272010
2011373500442551701,34246,54941,3104,89212,32358,52529106,4452011
year no HS diploma HS <1 year college 1+ year college Associate's total < bachelor's Bachelor's Master's Doctor's Professional total > bachelor's unknown total year

Sources:

Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers 2000 (pdf)
Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers 2001 (pdf)
Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers 2002 (pdf)
Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers 2003 (pdf)
FY2004 Characteristics (pdf)
H-1B 2005 annual report (pdf)
FY2005 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2006 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2007 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2008 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2009 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2010 Characteristics (pdf)
FY2011 Characteristics (pdf)
USCIS
 

State Department reports:
DoS
FY2004-2008 pdf
FY2006 table 16A pdf, table 16B pdf
FY2007 table 16A pdf, table 16B pdf
FY2008 table16A pdf, table 16B pdf
FY2009 table 16A pdf, table 16B pdf
FY2010 table 16A pdf, table 16B pdf
FY2011 Annual Report
FY2012 Annual Report


Additional sources:
DHS, Office of Inspector General report (pdf)
alternate link

Over-Population Clocks (US census bureau)
US Over-Population Clock detail (US census bureau)
Immigration Clocks

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