BY THE NUMBERS
1,042,625: Number of immigrants who obtained their green cards in 2010 to become legal permanent residents of the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics.
691,003: Number of immigrants in 2010 who entered the country through family-sponsored programs
148,343: Number of immigrants in 2010 who entered the country through the employment-based preference system and lesser numbers through diversity, refugee, asylum and other smaller programs.
7 percent: The number of individuals allowed to immigrate to the U.S. from any particular country is limited to 7 percent of the visas granted.