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Table 21. Persons Naturalized By Region And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 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 21. Persons Naturalized By Region Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Region of Birth 2012 2013 2014
   Total 757,434 779,929 653,416
Africa 74,775 71,872 62,175
Asia 257,035 275,700 233,163
Europe 82,714 80,333 71,325
North America 261,673 271,807 222,547
Oceania 3,886 3,849 3,399
South America 76,992 76,167 60,665
Unknown 359 201 142

 

Table 21. Persons Naturalized By Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Country of Birth 2012 2013 2014
   Total 757,434 779,929 653,416
Afghanistan 1,758 2,074 1,853
Albania 3,615 3,538 3,131
Algeria 891 841 928
American Samoa 180 265 187
Angola 166 143 145
Anguilla 30 26 18
Antigua-Barbuda 390 366 358
Argentina 3,909 4,177 3,683
Armenia 3,285 3,203 2,488
Aruba 27 42 28
Australia 1,312 1,296 1,159
Austria 241 248 223
Azerbaijan 958 786 585
Bahamas 647 681 545
Bahrain 93 76 90
Bangladesh 8,417 9,571 7,475
Barbados 687 683 550
Belarus 1,896 1,797 1,437
Belgium 522 513 408
Belize 817 966 773
Benin 210 206 229
Bermuda 65 59 67
Bhutan 42 275 2,639
Bolivia 2,063 1,961 1,527
Bosnia-Herzegovina 4,904 3,662 2,509
Botswana 11 29 24
Brazil 9,884 9,565 8,625
British Virgin Islands 41 45 49
Brunei 17 11 15
Bulgaria 2,964 2,646 2,226
Burkina Faso 166 230 235
Burma 2,384 3,489 4,225
Burundi 209 379 415
Cambodia 6,189 4,161 2,866
Cameroon 2,459 2,541 2,120
Canada 9,077 8,690 8,385
Cape Verde 1,037 1,014 979
Cayman Islands 29 17 13
Central African Republic 56 54 44
Chad 69 64 74
Chile 1,586 1,649 1,435
China, People's Republic 31,868 35,387 30,284
Colombia 23,972 22,196 16,478
Congo, Democratic Republic 1,173 1,250 1,246
Congo, Republic 381 402 438
Costa Rica 1,597 1,661 1,461
Cote d'Ivoire 868 958 910
Croatia 725 561 428
Cuba 31,244 30,482 24,092
Curacao - - 11
Cyprus 92 112 112
Czech Republic 477 562 565
Czechoslovakia (former) 291 232 303
Denmark 133 127 129
Djibouti 26 39 26
Dominica 597 642 520
Dominican Republic 33,351 39,590 23,775
Ecuador 8,783 9,470 6,952
Egypt 6,191 6,213 5,094
El Salvador 16,685 18,401 15,598
Equatorial Guinea 19 14 12
Eritrea 1,059 1,145 1,045
Estonia 234 213 183
Ethiopia 8,803 8,323 7,002
Fiji 1,134 1,003 770
Finland 329 300 274
France 2,358 2,534 2,589
French Polynesia 15 8 20
Gabon 80 72 63
Gambia 556 573 510
Georgia 1,271 1,205 898
Germany 4,192 4,066 4,375
Ghana 5,344 5,105 5,108
Greece 867 938 780
Grenada 683 717 544
Guatemala 8,797 9,530 8,549
Guinea 787 958 908
Guinea-Bissau 30 24 27
Guyana 6,201 6,295 4,327
Haiti 19,114 23,480 13,676
Honduras 5,294 5,462 4,433
Hong Kong 1,980 2,093 1,801
Hungary 1,014 984 891
Iceland 97 75 70
India 42,928 49,897 37,854
Indonesia 2,123 2,190 1,568
Iran 9,627 11,623 9,620
Iraq 3,523 7,771 12,377
Ireland 1,239 1,295 1,413
Israel 2,859 3,466 3,015
Italy 2,234 2,355 2,313
Jamaica 15,531 16,442 13,547
Japan 1,663 1,837 1,635
Jordan 2,436 2,816 2,427
Kazakhstan 1,040 909 789
Kenya 4,170 4,257 3,885
Korea, North 19 27 24
Korea, South1 13,790 15,786 13,587
Kosovo 510 487 392
Kuwait 820 920 791
Kyrgyzstan 420 395 305
Laos 7,027 3,932 2,564
Latvia 392 364 366
Lebanon 2,914 3,002 2,528
Lesotho 7 10 8
Liberia 4,322 3,923 3,035
Libya 195 206 228
Lithuania 938 933 744
Luxembourg 23 16 34
Macau 106 97 102
Macedonia 635 665 625
Madagascar 37 50 50
Malawi 85 83 76
Malaysia 1,150 1,169 1,052
Mali 288 332 352
Malta 44 59 40
Marshall Islands 21 17 20
Mauritania 495 520 376
Mauritius 57 67 69
Mexico 102,181 99,385 94,889
Micronesia, Federated States 73 96 62
Moldova 1,602 1,594 1,279
Mongolia 286 347 335
Montenegro 227 231 202
Montserrat 51 65 47
Morocco 3,872 3,768 3,538
Mozambique 48 51 34
Namibia 42 40 31
Nepal 2,448 2,711 2,888
Netherlands 919 786 665
Netherlands Antilles (former) 76 82 43
New Zealand 563 482 453
Nicaragua 5,870 5,064 3,775
Niger 143 167 161
Nigeria 9,322 9,545 8,667
Norway 87 80 92
Oman 48 39 41
Pakistan 11,150 12,948 11,210
Palau 72 64 50
Panama 1,532 1,598 1,277
Papua New Guinea 16 20 7
Paraguay 338 331 256
Peru 11,814 11,782 9,572
Philippines 44,958 43,489 34,591
Poland 8,715 8,697 8,304
Portugal 1,607 1,585 1,587
Qatar 101 107 69
Romania 4,253 4,050 3,267
Russia 8,154 8,222 6,824
Rwanda 285 374 302
Saint Kitts-Nevis 319 315 270
Saint Lucia 724 856 635
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 511 574 405
Samoa 178 206 181
Saudi Arabia 779 927 795
Senegal 790 869 806
Serbia 109 117 276
Serbia and Montenegro 2,012 1,830 1,338
Seychelles 8 15 9
Sierra Leone 1,861 1,613 1,406
Singapore 293 263 258
Slovakia 401 413 317
Slovenia 64 58 52
Somalia 9,286 6,875 4,097
South Africa 2,294 2,283 2,083
South Sudan 81 139 132
Soviet Union (former) 2,610 2,807 2,334
Spain 1,242 1,367 1,326
Sri Lanka 1,146 1,258 1,104
Sudan 2,291 1,924 1,482
Suriname 189 160 127
Swaziland 10 15 7
Sweden 798 783 724
Switzerland 427 452 388
Syria 1,814 2,196 1,832
Taiwan 4,573 5,255 4,326
Tajikistan 142 168 146
Tanzania 543 647 525
Thailand 6,585 5,544 4,805
Togo 1,448 1,380 1,141
Tonga 306 371 473
Trinidad and Tobago 5,596 5,784 4,147
Tunisia 345 362 310
Turkey 3,329 3,390 2,925
Turkmenistan 136 160 110
Turks and Caicos Islands 49 47 26
Uganda 820 763 724
Ukraine 9,459 8,624 6,984
United Arab Emirates 431 499 435
United Kingdom 9,145 9,459 8,906
United States 60 55 31
Uruguay 849 933 812
Uzbekistan 3,071 2,482 1,725
Venezuela 7,404 7,648 6,871
Vietnam 23,490 24,277 18,837
Yemen 1,452 1,355 1,160
Zambia 338 352 318
Zimbabwe 691 658 734
All other countries 40 41 48
Unknown 359 201 142

NA Not available.

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.

Note: Based on N-400 data for persons aged 18 and over.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: November 18, 2016

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