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Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Region 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 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Region Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Region of Birth201220132014
     Total1,031,631990,5531,016,518
Africa107,24198,30498,413
Asia429,599400,548430,508
Europe81,67186,55683,266
North America327,771315,660324,354
Oceania4,7425,2775,112
South America79,40180,94573,715
Unknown1,2063,2631,150

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Country of Birth201220132014
     Total1,031,631990,5531,016,518
Afghanistan1,6172,19610,527
Albania3,3643,1863,828
Algeria1,3691,2411,669
American Samoa-D-
Angola187143148
Anguilla232220
Antigua-Barbuda337344369
Argentina4,3594,3723,874
Armenia2,6812,7222,913
Aruba544540
Australia2,4142,7592,809
Austria407415438
Azerbaijan663637672
Bahamas619630654
Bahrain104115122
Bangladesh14,70512,09914,645
Barbados460428384
Belarus1,6591,9702,015
Belgium574675632
Belize847946789
Benin415342517
Bermuda8588106
Bhutan10,1988,9547,298
Bolivia1,9482,0711,719
Bosnia-Herzegovina815697693
Botswana805358
Brazil11,44111,03310,429
British Virgin Islands394556
Brunei192125
Bulgaria2,4402,8442,981
Burkina Faso558585583
Burma17,38312,56511,144
Burundi535260273
Cambodia2,4732,6242,536
Cameroon3,8153,9083,943
Canada12,93213,18111,586
Cape Verde1,6841,6731,154
Cayman Islands444448
Central African Republic116213155
Chad155111119
Chile1,6731,7361,581
China, People's Republic81,78471,79876,089
Colombia20,93121,13118,175
Comoros10D9
Congo, Democratic Republic3,7312,7924,347
Congo, Republic1,4611,059552
Costa Rica2,0202,1141,966
Cote d'Ivoire1,7601,4861,477
Croatia336353297
Cuba32,82032,21946,679
Curacao--27
Cyprus107126129
Czech Republic677676606
Czechoslovakia (former)1597474
Denmark459506514
Djibouti10690190
Dominica125244345
Dominican Republic41,56641,31144,577
Ecuador9,34210,59110,960
Egypt8,98810,29411,477
El Salvador16,25618,26019,273
Equatorial Guinea201815
Eritrea2,6432,1382,002
Estonia227211220
Ethiopia14,54413,09712,300
Fiji853895802
Finland348331350
France3,8624,4254,284
French Polynesia30-24
Gabon197127167
Gambia1,1591,0181,111
Georgia1,3411,3681,240
Germany5,8126,0325,584
Ghana10,59210,2657,115
Greece1,0541,3611,235
Grenada671687633
Guatemala10,34110,22410,238
Guinea1,6561,5181,375
Guinea-Bissau474330
Guyana5,6835,8976,267
Haiti22,81820,35115,274
Honduras6,8848,8988,156
Hong Kong2,1042,2262,278
Hungary1,0541,052996
Iceland10313986
India66,43468,45877,908
Indonesia2,6032,7312,139
Iran12,91612,86311,615
Iraq20,3699,55219,153
Ireland1,5141,6261,605
Israel4,1533,9963,805
Italy2,6732,9603,298
Jamaica20,70519,40019,026
Japan6,0615,9255,545
Jordan4,0994,1885,187
Kazakhstan1,2021,2411,221
Kenya7,0436,1235,884
Kiribati636
Korea, North4948142
Korea, South120,84623,16620,423
Kosovo782839758
Kuwait1,0449371,057
Kyrgyzstan648652707
Laos949923806
Latvia436424384
Lebanon2,8792,7833,245
Lesotho172013
Liberia4,1093,3343,874
Libya315376524
Lithuania924854747
Luxembourg194026
Macau120106105
Macedonia906895960
Madagascar799586
Malawi192159172
Malaysia2,6052,4772,622
MaldivesD513
Mali734667604
Malta624339
Marshall Islands504656
Mauritania410354320
Mauritius778381
Mexico146,406135,028134,052
Micronesia, Federated States1345
Moldova2,0212,4852,341
Monaco588
Mongolia691729651
Montenegro265265289
Montserrat27-38
Morocco3,6563,3363,605
Mozambique947371
Namibia595744
Nepal11,31213,04612,357
Netherlands1,0911,1421,195
Netherlands Antilles (former)10612845
New Caledonia366
New Zealand814921796
Nicaragua3,0463,0482,886
Niger483771
Nigeria13,57513,84012,828
Norway276335271
Oman747390
Pakistan14,74013,25118,612
Palau101612
Panama1,2811,2341,095
Papua New Guinea212718
Paraguay467448391
Peru12,60912,56410,606
Philippines57,32754,44649,996
Poland6,3006,4305,689
Portugal811918892
Qatar141191202
Romania3,7483,7733,246
Russia9,9699,7539,079
Rwanda592540555
Saint Kitts-Nevis311259263
Saint Lucia919853844
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines503529448
Samoa238237239
Sao Tome and Principe1265
Saudi Arabia1,3431,4631,696
Senegal1,6151,3401,273
Serbia7048661,143
Serbia and Montenegro801653267
Seychelles767
Sierra Leone1,6881,6511,740
Singapore712835779
Sint Maarten--45
Slovakia528507460
Slovenia866278
Solomon IslandsD35
Somalia5,2043,7645,190
South Africa2,7812,6292,676
South Sudan175974
Soviet Union (former)1,2961,2641,136
Spain1,8422,4802,928
Sri Lanka1,9941,8471,767
Sudan2,4711,9452,442
Suriname187178158
Swaziland241523
Sweden9681,106954
Switzerland635697656
Syria3,0143,3663,540
Taiwan5,3315,3854,697
Tajikistan411550516
Tanzania1,516837774
Thailand9,4597,5836,197
Togo1,7561,2571,612
Tonga276348320
Trinidad and Tobago5,2144,7243,988
Tunisia422445429
Turkey4,1624,1443,834
Turkmenistan223210254
Turks and Caicos Islands305040
Uganda1,3401,3501,409
Ukraine7,6428,1937,752
United Arab Emirates8549101,039
United Kingdom12,01412,98412,225
United States279319358
Uruguay1,3741,3521,128
Uzbekistan4,7264,3825,194
Venezuela9,3879,5728,427
Vietnam28,30427,10130,283
Yemen2,6203,5323,492
Zambia643505441
Zimbabwe914924797
All other countries242731
Unknown1,2063,2631,150

 

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.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/18/2016
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