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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 Birth Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,016,518 229,104 151,596 416,456 53,490 134,242 31,630
Africa 98,413 9,609 4,708 38,651 23,199 21,713 533
Asia 430,508 100,893 101,045 136,195 16,355 62,068 13,952
Europe 83,266 5,737 18,495 43,172 11,713 3,698 451
North America 324,354 93,698 16,879 154,139 583 43,792 15,263
Oceania 5,112 522 986 2,804 744 30 26
South America 73,715 18,355 9,435 40,867 837 2,864 1,357
Unknown 1,150 290 48 628 59 77 48

 

Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014
Country of Birth Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,016,518 229,104 151,596 416,456 53,490 134,242 31,630
Afghanistan 10,527 403 60 1,008 82 528 8,446
Albania 3,828 465 87 1,699 1,426 138 13
Algeria 1,669 148 34 461 1,012 D D
Angola 148 23 10 77 13 25 -
Anguilla 20 D D 13 - - -
Antigua-Barbuda 369 128 15 217 D D 5
Argentina 3,874 206 1,108 2,245 63 139 113
Armenia 2,913 317 113 967 1,216 292 8
Aruba 40 D 5 31 - D -
Australia 2,809 77 743 1,565 408 D D
Austria 438 34 155 207 36 D D
Azerbaijan 672 80 D 262 201 70 D
Bahamas 654 59 75 506 4 5 5
Bahrain 122 16 47 37 D 17 D
Bangladesh 14,645 8,709 560 5,194 D 114 D
Barbados 384 121 36 220 D - D
Belarus 2,015 118 173 605 801 305 13
Belgium 632 27 284 282 28 8 3
Belize 789 224 42 497 D D 18
Benin 517 41 11 204 235 22 4
Bermuda 106 D 20 73 - D D
Bhutan 7,298 8 D 25 8 7,254 D
Bolivia 1,719 345 246 997 23 50 58
Bosnia-Herzegovina 693 45 49 476 38 85 -
Botswana 58 D 5 32 7 9 D
Brazil 10,429 587 2,410 7,062 10 180 180
British Virgin Islands 56 D - 30 - D D
Brunei 25 - 13 D D - -
Bulgaria 2,981 179 292 1,454 1,011 36 9
Burkina Faso 583 19 16 229 173 141 5
Burma 11,144 452 68 575 241 9,804 4
Burundi 273 3 15 42 43 170 -
Cambodia 2,536 450 61 1,626 372 20 7
Cameroon 3,943 358 103 1,212 1,381 876 13
Canada 11,586 567 5,121 5,597 49 49 203
Cape Verde 1,154 544 D 600 4 D D
Cayman Islands 48 13 D 31 D - -
Central African Republic 155 D 3 20 - 128 D
Chad 119 5 D 23 10 78 D
Chile 1,581 156 326 1,010 19 39 31
China, People's Republic 76,089 16,320 22,749 24,311 22 12,514 173
Colombia 18,175 4,294 1,444 11,425 11 825 176
Congo, Democratic Republic 4,347 151 37 419 2,256 1,473 11
Congo, Republic 552 10 10 96 108 322 6
Costa Rica 1,966 179 188 1,501 25 52 21
Cote d'Ivoire 1,477 121 39 544 406 337 30
Croatia 297 D 52 170 40 18 D
Cuba 46,679 3,701 5 2,586 287 40,086 14
Curacao 27 7 6 11 3 - -
Cyprus 129 6 44 69 7 3 -
Czech Republic 606 26 122 410 32 11 5
Czechoslovakia (former) 74 D 24 42 - D 4
Denmark 514 18 233 228 26 4 5
Djibouti 190 D - 38 D 124 -
Dominica 345 212 D 125 5 - D
Dominican Republic 44,577 25,025 293 19,000 6 111 142
Ecuador 10,960 4,609 906 4,873 D D 414
Egypt 11,477 1,027 722 2,774 3,462 3,462 30
El Salvador 19,273 8,176 963 8,013 - 386 1,735
Equatorial Guinea 15 - - 9 - 6 -
Eritrea 2,002 136 D 507 194 1,154 D
Estonia 220 8 32 156 19 D D
Ethiopia 12,300 1,310 182 4,271 2,494 4,020 23
Fiji 802 262 23 274 211 29 3
Finland 350 D 141 179 22 D D
France 4,284 148 1,837 1,968 289 26 16
French Polynesia 24 D D D - - D
Gabon 167 12 9 82 22 39 3
Gambia 1,111 106 12 623 16 308 46
Georgia 1,240 82 57 656 361 72 12
Germany 5,584 193 1,602 3,167 548 42 32
Ghana 7,115 926 280 4,266 1,556 65 22
Greece 1,235 53 243 800 122 8 9
Grenada 633 151 27 441 D D 7
Guatemala 10,238 3,015 904 4,092 37 675 1,515
Guinea 1,375 99 15 428 251 544 38
Guinea-Bissau 30 D - 24 - D -
Guyana 6,267 4,179 87 1,958 12 9 22
Haiti 15,274 6,998 110 6,617 - 1,344 205
Honduras 8,156 2,214 739 4,447 30 244 482
Hong Kong 2,278 907 687 619 42 16 7
Hungary 996 34 196 642 100 19 5
Iceland 86 D 36 37 D - -
India 77,908 16,309 40,980 19,056 40 877 646
Indonesia 2,139 198 468 1,152 50 242 29
Iran 11,615 2,224 1,215 2,729 2,897 2,521 29
Iraq 19,153 271 68 606 50 14,582 3,576
Ireland 1,605 22 571 935 69 D D
Israel 3,805 247 1,277 2,115 111 29 26
Italy 3,298 155 944 1,812 273 102 12
Jamaica 19,026 6,379 629 11,917 4 44 53
Japan 5,545 170 2,134 2,949 247 13 32
Jordan 5,187 1,625 231 2,690 168 453 20
Kazakhstan 1,221 75 113 566 289 168 10
Kenya 5,884 459 363 2,711 1,298 1,019 34
Korea, North 142 20 44 55 - 23 -
Korea, South 20,423 1,565 11,875 6,872 10 8 93
Kosovo 758 118 13 424 99 101 3
Kuwait 1,057 256 184 389 71 149 8
Kyrgyzstan 707 48 24 214 208 209 4
Laos 806 44 27 673 - 59 3
Latvia 384 32 35 254 45 14 4
Lebanon 3,245 1,092 355 1,527 67 194 10
Lesotho 13 D D D 4 D -
Liberia 3,874 408 14 1,265 1,638 543 6
Libya 524 D 42 200 88 169 D
Lithuania 747 58 59 485 133 5 7
Luxembourg 26 D 6 12 D D D
Macau 105 46 23 33 3 - -
Macedonia 960 169 44 537 179 D D
Madagascar 86 D 23 44 13 D -
Malawi 172 10 24 99 22 9 8
Malaysia 2,622 199 534 702 29 1,151 7
Maldives 13 - D D 9 D -
Mali 604 36 21 306 31 173 37
Malta 39 - 14 19 - 6 -
Marshall Islands 56 D D 51 D - -
Mauritania 320 16 10 89 D 199 D
Mauritius 81 12 30 32 3 - 4
Mexico 134,052 33,988 7,240 81,576 11 618 10,619
Moldova 2,341 113 77 693 1,032 400 26
Mongolia 651 34 103 269 75 158 12
Montenegro 289 61 D 182 14 24 D
Montserrat 38 19 D D - - -
Morocco 3,605 480 140 2,054 898 16 17
Mozambique 71 3 4 24 - 34 6
Namibia 44 3 10 28 D D -
Nepal 12,357 806 946 1,610 3,443 5,516 36
Netherlands 1,195 47 501 564 73 D D
Netherlands Antilles (former) 45 D 9 31 - D -
New Zealand 796 39 209 429 114 - 5
Nicaragua 2,886 795 67 1,800 9 115 100
Niger 71 11 D 41 16 D -
Nigeria 12,828 1,882 884 7,147 2,740 126 49
Norway 271 11 64 186 D D -
Oman 90 20 26 27 8 5 4
Pakistan 18,612 8,191 2,242 7,377 20 703 79
Palau 12 D D 9 - - -
Panama 1,095 229 68 756 12 21 9
Papua New Guinea 18 D 3 12 D - -
Paraguay 391 33 41 294 D D 14
Peru 10,606 3,095 702 6,397 3 190 219
Philippines 49,996 16,644 8,340 24,782 5 44 181
Poland 5,689 954 1,076 3,083 519 14 43
Portugal 892 84 178 579 33 11 7
Qatar 202 55 34 62 41 10 -
Romania 3,246 242 545 1,944 447 53 15
Russia 9,079 576 1,233 4,683 1,794 760 33
Rwanda 555 19 13 51 138 334 -
Saint Kitts-Nevis 263 112 10 138 - - 3
Saint Lucia 844 252 15 549 14 D D
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 448 128 11 298 3 - 8
Samoa 239 21 D 214 D - D
Saudi Arabia 1,696 333 225 715 239 174 10
Senegal 1,273 164 63 809 103 77 57
Serbia 1,143 77 124 714 199 29 -
Serbia and Montenegro 267 7 37 123 - 95 5
Sierra Leone 1,740 158 48 724 686 119 5
Singapore 779 51 375 302 28 16 7
Sint Maarten 45 D D 23 - D -
Slovakia 460 30 115 280 31 4 -
Slovenia 78 D 17 54 3 D -
Somalia 5,190 176 D 1,645 79 3,276 D
South Africa 2,676 116 1,020 1,147 262 116 15
South Sudan 74 D - 54 - D -
Soviet Union (former) 1,136 17 93 613 8 402 3
Spain 2,928 115 997 1,255 170 377 14
Sri Lanka 1,767 246 485 502 284 243 7
Sudan 2,442 129 D 529 592 1,161 D
Suriname 158 58 12 83 - D D
Swaziland 23 D D 16 D D -
Sweden 954 25 381 495 44 3 6
Switzerland 656 16 254 305 62 11 8
Syria 3,540 985 212 1,573 105 652 13
Taiwan 4,697 921 1,680 1,921 155 D D
Tajikistan 516 D 36 188 220 43 D
Tanzania 774 50 71 398 37 208 10
Thailand 6,197 313 377 3,064 16 2,202 225
Togo 1,612 180 9 690 554 163 16
Tonga 320 110 - 204 D - D
Trinidad and Tobago 3,988 913 244 2,677 68 7 79
Tunisia 429 D 37 290 44 29 D
Turkey 3,834 208 897 1,645 931 139 14
Turkmenistan 254 D 22 87 105 21 D
Turks and Caicos Islands 40 6 D 30 - D -
Uganda 1,409 97 115 662 198 331 6
Ukraine 7,752 837 659 3,886 1,790 518 62
United Arab Emirates 1,039 235 265 284 124 112 19
United Kingdom 12,225 594 4,888 6,526 131 23 63
United States 358 21 26 274 3 16 18
Uruguay 1,128 44 114 856 8 53 53
Uzbekistan 5,194 399 99 796 3,504 345 51
Venezuela 8,427 749 2,039 3,667 684 1,214 74
Vietnam 30,283 18,603 549 10,922 3 155 51
Yemen 3,492 665 D 2,379 241 145 D
Zambia 441 29 50 266 26 67 3
Zimbabwe 797 60 145 330 51 197 14
All other countries 82 15 12 49 D - D
Unknown 1,150 290 48 628 59 77 48

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: November 18, 2016

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