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Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014

The 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014
Region of BirthTotalFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,016,518229,104151,596416,45653,490134,24231,630
Africa98,4139,6094,70838,65123,19921,713533
Asia430,508100,893101,045136,19516,35562,06813,952
Europe83,2665,73718,49543,17211,7133,698451
North America324,35493,69816,879154,13958343,79215,263
Oceania5,1125229862,8047443026
South America73,71518,3559,43540,8678372,8641,357
Unknown1,15029048628597748

 

Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014
Country of BirthTotalFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,016,518229,104151,596416,45653,490134,24231,630
Afghanistan10,527403601,008825288,446
Albania3,828465871,6991,42613813
Algeria1,669148344611,012DD
Angola1482310771325-
Anguilla20DD13---
Antigua-Barbuda36912815217DD5
Argentina3,8742061,1082,24563139113
Armenia2,9133171139671,2162928
Aruba40D531-D-
Australia2,809777431,565408DD
Austria4383415520736DD
Azerbaijan67280D26220170D
Bahamas6545975506455
Bahrain122164737D17D
Bangladesh14,6458,7095605,194D114D
Barbados38412136220D-D
Belarus2,01511817360580130513
Belgium632272842822883
Belize78922442497DD18
Benin5174111204235224
Bermuda106D2073-DD
Bhutan7,2988D2587,254D
Bolivia1,719345246997235058
Bosnia-Herzegovina69345494763885-
Botswana58D53279D
Brazil10,4295872,4107,06210180180
British Virgin Islands56D-30-DD
Brunei25-13DD--
Bulgaria2,9811792921,4541,011369
Burkina Faso58319162291731415
Burma11,144452685752419,8044
Burundi2733154243170-
Cambodia2,536450611,626372207
Cameroon3,9433581031,2121,38187613
Canada11,5865675,1215,5974949203
Cape Verde1,154544D6004DD
Cayman Islands4813D31D--
Central African Republic155D320-128D
Chad1195D231078D
Chile1,5811563261,010193931
China, People's Republic76,08916,32022,74924,3112212,514173
Colombia18,1754,2941,44411,42511825176
Congo, Democratic Republic4,347151374192,2561,47311
Congo, Republic5521010961083226
Costa Rica1,9661791881,501255221
Cote d'Ivoire1,4771213954440633730
Croatia297D521704018D
Cuba46,6793,70152,58628740,08614
Curacao2776113--
Cyprus1296446973-
Czech Republic6062612241032115
Czechoslovakia (former)74D2442-D4
Denmark514182332282645
Djibouti190D-38D124-
Dominica345212D1255-D
Dominican Republic44,57725,02529319,0006111142
Ecuador10,9604,6099064,873DD414
Egypt11,4771,0277222,7743,4623,46230
El Salvador19,2738,1769638,013-3861,735
Equatorial Guinea15--9-6-
Eritrea2,002136D5071941,154D
Estonia22083215619DD
Ethiopia12,3001,3101824,2712,4944,02023
Fiji80226223274211293
Finland350D14117922DD
France4,2841481,8371,9682892616
French Polynesia24DDD--D
Gabon1671298222393
Gambia1,111106126231630846
Georgia1,24082576563617212
Germany5,5841931,6023,1675484232
Ghana7,1159262804,2661,5566522
Greece1,2355324380012289
Grenada63315127441DD7
Guatemala10,2383,0159044,092376751,515
Guinea1,375991542825154438
Guinea-Bissau30D-24-D-
Guyana6,2674,179871,95812922
Haiti15,2746,9981106,617-1,344205
Honduras8,1562,2147394,44730244482
Hong Kong2,27890768761942167
Hungary99634196642100195
Iceland86D3637D--
India77,90816,30940,98019,05640877646
Indonesia2,1391984681,1525024229
Iran11,6152,2241,2152,7292,8972,52129
Iraq19,153271686065014,5823,576
Ireland1,6052257193569DD
Israel3,8052471,2772,1151112926
Italy3,2981559441,81227310212
Jamaica19,0266,37962911,91744453
Japan5,5451702,1342,9492471332
Jordan5,1871,6252312,69016845320
Kazakhstan1,2217511356628916810
Kenya5,8844593632,7111,2981,01934
Korea, North142204455-23-
Korea, South20,4231,56511,8756,87210893
Kosovo75811813424991013
Kuwait1,057256184389711498
Kyrgyzstan70748242142082094
Laos8064427673-593
Latvia384323525445144
Lebanon3,2451,0923551,5276719410
Lesotho13DDD4D-
Liberia3,874408141,2651,6385436
Libya524D4220088169D
Lithuania747585948513357
Luxembourg26D612DDD
Macau1054623333--
Macedonia96016944537179DD
Madagascar86D234413D-
Malawi1721024992298
Malaysia2,622199534702291,1517
Maldives13-DD9D-
Mali60436213063117337
Malta39-1419-6-
Marshall Islands56DD51D--
Mauritania320161089D199D
Mauritius811230323-4
Mexico134,05233,9887,24081,5761161810,619
Moldova2,341113776931,03240026
Mongolia651341032697515812
Montenegro28961D1821424D
Montserrat3819DD---
Morocco3,6054801402,0548981617
Mozambique713424-346
Namibia4431028DD-
Nepal12,3578069461,6103,4435,51636
Netherlands1,1954750156473DD
Netherlands Antilles (former)45D931-D-
New Zealand79639209429114-5
Nicaragua2,886795671,8009115100
Niger7111D4116D-
Nigeria12,8281,8828847,1472,74012649
Norway2711164186DD-
Oman90202627854
Pakistan18,6128,1912,2427,3772070379
Palau12DD9---
Panama1,0952296875612219
Papua New Guinea18D312D--
Paraguay3913341294DD14
Peru10,6063,0957026,3973190219
Philippines49,99616,6448,34024,782544181
Poland5,6899541,0763,0835191443
Portugal8928417857933117
Qatar2025534624110-
Romania3,2462425451,9444475315
Russia9,0795761,2334,6831,79476033
Rwanda555191351138334-
Saint Kitts-Nevis26311210138--3
Saint Lucia8442521554914DD
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines448128112983-8
Samoa23921D214D-D
Saudi Arabia1,69633322571523917410
Senegal1,273164638091037757
Serbia1,1437712471419929-
Serbia and Montenegro267737123-955
Sierra Leone1,740158487246861195
Singapore7795137530228167
Sint Maarten45DD23-D-
Slovakia46030115280314-
Slovenia78D17543D-
Somalia5,190176D1,645793,276D
South Africa2,6761161,0201,14726211615
South Sudan74D-54-D-
Soviet Union (former)1,136179361384023
Spain2,9281159971,25517037714
Sri Lanka1,7672464855022842437
Sudan2,442129D5295921,161D
Suriname158581283-DD
Swaziland23DD16DD-
Sweden954253814954436
Switzerland6561625430562118
Syria3,5409852121,57310565213
Taiwan4,6979211,6801,921155DD
Tajikistan516D3618822043D
Tanzania77450713983720810
Thailand6,1973133773,064162,202225
Togo1,612180969055416316
Tonga320110-204D-D
Trinidad and Tobago3,9889132442,67768779
Tunisia429D372904429D
Turkey3,8342088971,64593113914
Turkmenistan254D228710521D
Turks and Caicos Islands406D30-D-
Uganda1,409971156621983316
Ukraine7,7528376593,8861,79051862
United Arab Emirates1,03923526528412411219
United Kingdom12,2255944,8886,5261312363
United States358212627431618
Uruguay1,1284411485685353
Uzbekistan5,194399997963,50434551
Venezuela8,4277492,0393,6676841,21474
Vietnam30,28318,60354910,922315551
Yemen3,492665D2,379241145D
Zambia441295026626673
Zimbabwe797601453305119714
All other countries82151249D-D
Unknown1,15029048628597748

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/18/2016
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