The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics recently issued data on the number and characteristics of persons who became lawful permanent residents (LPRs) during fiscal year 2013.  A total of 990,553 people became LPRs, a decrease of about 4 percent from 2012.  54 percent of new LPRs already lived in the U.S., and the majority, or 66 percent, were granted LPR status based on a family relationship. Mexico, China, and India were leading countries of birth.  Historically, new LPRs have been younger than the native population. This held true in 2013:  the median age for new LPRs was 32 years in contrast to the median age of 35 for the U.S. native population.