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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 Birth 2012 2013 2014
     Total 1,031,631 990,553 1,016,518
Africa 107,241 98,304 98,413
Asia 429,599 400,548 430,508
Europe 81,671 86,556 83,266
North America 327,771 315,660 324,354
Oceania 4,742 5,277 5,112
South America 79,401 80,945 73,715
Unknown 1,206 3,263 1,150

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Country of Birth 2012 2013 2014
     Total 1,031,631 990,553 1,016,518
Afghanistan 1,617 2,196 10,527
Albania 3,364 3,186 3,828
Algeria 1,369 1,241 1,669
American Samoa - D -
Angola 187 143 148
Anguilla 23 22 20
Antigua-Barbuda 337 344 369
Argentina 4,359 4,372 3,874
Armenia 2,681 2,722 2,913
Aruba 54 45 40
Australia 2,414 2,759 2,809
Austria 407 415 438
Azerbaijan 663 637 672
Bahamas 619 630 654
Bahrain 104 115 122
Bangladesh 14,705 12,099 14,645
Barbados 460 428 384
Belarus 1,659 1,970 2,015
Belgium 574 675 632
Belize 847 946 789
Benin 415 342 517
Bermuda 85 88 106
Bhutan 10,198 8,954 7,298
Bolivia 1,948 2,071 1,719
Bosnia-Herzegovina 815 697 693
Botswana 80 53 58
Brazil 11,441 11,033 10,429
British Virgin Islands 39 45 56
Brunei 19 21 25
Bulgaria 2,440 2,844 2,981
Burkina Faso 558 585 583
Burma 17,383 12,565 11,144
Burundi 535 260 273
Cambodia 2,473 2,624 2,536
Cameroon 3,815 3,908 3,943
Canada 12,932 13,181 11,586
Cape Verde 1,684 1,673 1,154
Cayman Islands 44 44 48
Central African Republic 116 213 155
Chad 155 111 119
Chile 1,673 1,736 1,581
China, People's Republic 81,784 71,798 76,089
Colombia 20,931 21,131 18,175
Comoros 10 D 9
Congo, Democratic Republic 3,731 2,792 4,347
Congo, Republic 1,461 1,059 552
Costa Rica 2,020 2,114 1,966
Cote d'Ivoire 1,760 1,486 1,477
Croatia 336 353 297
Cuba 32,820 32,219 46,679
Curacao - - 27
Cyprus 107 126 129
Czech Republic 677 676 606
Czechoslovakia (former) 159 74 74
Denmark 459 506 514
Djibouti 106 90 190
Dominica 125 244 345
Dominican Republic 41,566 41,311 44,577
Ecuador 9,342 10,591 10,960
Egypt 8,988 10,294 11,477
El Salvador 16,256 18,260 19,273
Equatorial Guinea 20 18 15
Eritrea 2,643 2,138 2,002
Estonia 227 211 220
Ethiopia 14,544 13,097 12,300
Fiji 853 895 802
Finland 348 331 350
France 3,862 4,425 4,284
French Polynesia 30 - 24
Gabon 197 127 167
Gambia 1,159 1,018 1,111
Georgia 1,341 1,368 1,240
Germany 5,812 6,032 5,584
Ghana 10,592 10,265 7,115
Greece 1,054 1,361 1,235
Grenada 671 687 633
Guatemala 10,341 10,224 10,238
Guinea 1,656 1,518 1,375
Guinea-Bissau 47 43 30
Guyana 5,683 5,897 6,267
Haiti 22,818 20,351 15,274
Honduras 6,884 8,898 8,156
Hong Kong 2,104 2,226 2,278
Hungary 1,054 1,052 996
Iceland 103 139 86
India 66,434 68,458 77,908
Indonesia 2,603 2,731 2,139
Iran 12,916 12,863 11,615
Iraq 20,369 9,552 19,153
Ireland 1,514 1,626 1,605
Israel 4,153 3,996 3,805
Italy 2,673 2,960 3,298
Jamaica 20,705 19,400 19,026
Japan 6,061 5,925 5,545
Jordan 4,099 4,188 5,187
Kazakhstan 1,202 1,241 1,221
Kenya 7,043 6,123 5,884
Kiribati 6 3 6
Korea, North 49 48 142
Korea, South1 20,846 23,166 20,423
Kosovo 782 839 758
Kuwait 1,044 937 1,057
Kyrgyzstan 648 652 707
Laos 949 923 806
Latvia 436 424 384
Lebanon 2,879 2,783 3,245
Lesotho 17 20 13
Liberia 4,109 3,334 3,874
Libya 315 376 524
Lithuania 924 854 747
Luxembourg 19 40 26
Macau 120 106 105
Macedonia 906 895 960
Madagascar 79 95 86
Malawi 192 159 172
Malaysia 2,605 2,477 2,622
Maldives D 5 13
Mali 734 667 604
Malta 62 43 39
Marshall Islands 50 46 56
Mauritania 410 354 320
Mauritius 77 83 81
Mexico 146,406 135,028 134,052
Micronesia, Federated States 13 4 5
Moldova 2,021 2,485 2,341
Monaco 5 8 8
Mongolia 691 729 651
Montenegro 265 265 289
Montserrat 27 - 38
Morocco 3,656 3,336 3,605
Mozambique 94 73 71
Namibia 59 57 44
Nepal 11,312 13,046 12,357
Netherlands 1,091 1,142 1,195
Netherlands Antilles (former) 106 128 45
New Caledonia 3 6 6
New Zealand 814 921 796
Nicaragua 3,046 3,048 2,886
Niger 48 37 71
Nigeria 13,575 13,840 12,828
Norway 276 335 271
Oman 74 73 90
Pakistan 14,740 13,251 18,612
Palau 10 16 12
Panama 1,281 1,234 1,095
Papua New Guinea 21 27 18
Paraguay 467 448 391
Peru 12,609 12,564 10,606
Philippines 57,327 54,446 49,996
Poland 6,300 6,430 5,689
Portugal 811 918 892
Qatar 141 191 202
Romania 3,748 3,773 3,246
Russia 9,969 9,753 9,079
Rwanda 592 540 555
Saint Kitts-Nevis 311 259 263
Saint Lucia 919 853 844
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 503 529 448
Samoa 238 237 239
Sao Tome and Principe 12 6 5
Saudi Arabia 1,343 1,463 1,696
Senegal 1,615 1,340 1,273
Serbia 704 866 1,143
Serbia and Montenegro 801 653 267
Seychelles 7 6 7
Sierra Leone 1,688 1,651 1,740
Singapore 712 835 779
Sint Maarten - - 45
Slovakia 528 507 460
Slovenia 86 62 78
Solomon Islands D 3 5
Somalia 5,204 3,764 5,190
South Africa 2,781 2,629 2,676
South Sudan 17 59 74
Soviet Union (former) 1,296 1,264 1,136
Spain 1,842 2,480 2,928
Sri Lanka 1,994 1,847 1,767
Sudan 2,471 1,945 2,442
Suriname 187 178 158
Swaziland 24 15 23
Sweden 968 1,106 954
Switzerland 635 697 656
Syria 3,014 3,366 3,540
Taiwan 5,331 5,385 4,697
Tajikistan 411 550 516
Tanzania 1,516 837 774
Thailand 9,459 7,583 6,197
Togo 1,756 1,257 1,612
Tonga 276 348 320
Trinidad and Tobago 5,214 4,724 3,988
Tunisia 422 445 429
Turkey 4,162 4,144 3,834
Turkmenistan 223 210 254
Turks and Caicos Islands 30 50 40
Uganda 1,340 1,350 1,409
Ukraine 7,642 8,193 7,752
United Arab Emirates 854 910 1,039
United Kingdom 12,014 12,984 12,225
United States 279 319 358
Uruguay 1,374 1,352 1,128
Uzbekistan 4,726 4,382 5,194
Venezuela 9,387 9,572 8,427
Vietnam 28,304 27,101 30,283
Yemen 2,620 3,532 3,492
Zambia 643 505 441
Zimbabwe 914 924 797
All other countries 24 27 31
Unknown 1,206 3,263 1,150

 

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 Published Date: November 18, 2016

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