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Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region And Country Of Citizenship: 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 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2014
Region of Citizenship Total Temporary Workers and Families1 Workers in Specialty Occupations (H1B) Seasonal Agricultural Workers (H2A)
Total 3,398,961 511,773 240,620
Africa 26,863 6,831 1,640
Asia 817,079 299,477 30
Europe 590,749 78,943 486
North America 1,778,826 95,267 237,230
Oceania 67,370 3,628 155
South America 117,109 27,312 1,058
Unknown 965 315 21
Region of Citizenship Seasonal Non-Agricultural Workers (H2B, H2R)2 Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achievement (O1, O2) Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers (P1 to P3)
Total 105,416 107,191 120,469
Africa 1,637 1,007 2,254
Asia 1,398 8,179 10,019
Europe 3,728 57,467 24,340
North America 98,351 27,611 74,957
Oceania 118 6,465 2,611
South America 169 6,422 6,248
Unknown 15 40 40
Region of Citizenship Intracompany Transferees (L1) Treaty Traders and Investors (E1 to E3)3 Other
Total 591,728 422,025 1,299,739
Africa 5,733 270 7,491
Asia 134,838 124,534 238,604
Europe 181,143 119,766 124,876
North America 221,647 137,860 885,903
Oceania 12,932 31,951 9,510
South America 35,214 7,545 33,141
Unknown 221 99 214

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2014
Country of Citizenship Total Temporary Workers and Families1 Workers in Specialty Occupations (H1B) Seasonal Agricultural Workers (H2A)
Total 3,398,961 511,773 240,620
Afghanistan 30 10 -
Albania 306 123 -
Algeria 283 61 -
Andorra 100 28 -
Angola 757 24 -
Antigua and Barbuda 111 34 -
Argentina 20,410 3,304 D
Armenia 557 110 -
Australia4 59,997 2,361 42
Austria 7,027 886 -
Azerbaijan 367 99 -
Bahamas 695 359 -
Bahrain 64 27 -
Bangladesh 1,476 525 -
Barbados 476 172 -
Belarus 1,072 269 D
Belgium 10,980 1,144 -
Belize 260 78 D
Benin 48 17 -
Bhutan 22 9 -
Bolivia 1,160 496 -
Bosnia and Herzegovina 266 79 -
Botswana 66 21 D
Brazil 36,658 6,940 15
Brunei 23 3 -
Bulgaria 2,394 1,076 3
Burkina Faso 115 66 -
Burma 147 55 -
Burundi 58 9 -
Cambodia 82 16 -
Cameroon 443 212 -
Canada 1,030,104 65,603 5,594
Cape Verde 15 6 -
Central African Republic 10 D D
Chad 23 - -
Chile 7,356 2,496 23
China5 63,636 29,924 D
Colombia 18,301 4,894 -
Comoros D - -
Congo (Brazzaville)6 94 D -
Congo (Kinshasa)7 76 10 -
Costa Rica 3,337 841 115
Cote d'Ivoire 151 46 -
Croatia 1,297 334 -
Cuba 447 D -
Cyprus 358 165 -
Czech Republic 3,101 422 -
Denmark8 10,225 983 -
Djibouti D - -
Dominica 93 35 -
Dominican Republic 7,354 977 104
East Timor D - -
Ecuador 3,042 1,111 D
Egypt 3,569 882 14
El Salvador 2,175 586 30
Equatorial Guinea 46 D -
Eritrea 13 7 -
Estonia 762 73 -
Ethiopia 537 122 -
Fiji 112 14 -
Finland 5,893 645 -
France9 83,125 11,784 -
Gabon 41 10 -
Gambia 31 13 -
Georgia 274 94 -
Germany 83,032 7,836 -
Ghana 931 432 -
Greece 3,935 1,708 -
Grenada 126 67 -
Guatemala 6,827 662 1,486
Guinea 120 D -
Guinea-Bissau D - -
Guyana 116 58 -
Haiti 773 86 15
Honduras 3,969 614 578
Hungary 3,831 664 D
Iceland 1,059 248 -
India 426,015 222,241 -
Indonesia 2,461 912 -
Iran 479 166 -
Iraq 94 29 -
Ireland 22,077 3,875 63
Israel 19,179 3,190 D
Italy 42,589 6,895 D
Jamaica 14,770 775 4,377
Japan 177,893 6,902 3
Jordan 839 400 -
Kazakhstan 786 154 -
Kenya 1,321 575 -
Kiribati 13 D -
Korea, North10 4 D -
Korea, South11 51,354 9,420 -
Kosovo 67 23 -
Kuwait 112 43 -
Kyrgyzstan 135 49 -
Laos 37 D D
Latvia 770 116 -
Lebanon 2,080 920 -
Lesotho 29 18 -
Liberia 33 D -
Libya 74 16 -
Liechtenstein 21 9 -
Lithuania 818 173 -
Luxembourg 203 46 -
Macedonia 331 134 -
Madagascar 84 24 -
Malawi 52 10 -
Malaysia 5,419 1,581 -
Maldives 7 3 -
Mali 142 17 -
Malta 175 24 -
Mauritania 65 10 -
Mauritius 184 75 -
Mexico 701,077 22,607 224,552
Micronesia, Federated States D - -
Moldova 457 141 38
Monaco 23 9 -
Mongolia 232 57 -
Morocco12 767 318 -
Mozambique 99 D -
Namibia 59 16 D
Nepal 1,744 1,127 3
Netherlands13 24,545 2,178 7
New Zealand14 7,044 1,244 113
Nicaragua 1,217 305 371
Niger 24 D -
Nigeria 3,904 1,603 -
Norway 7,879 653 -
Oman 183 20 -
Pakistan 5,059 1,943 -
Palau D D -
Panama 1,392 380 D
Papua New Guinea 9 D -
Paraguay 311 78 -
Peru 5,610 1,905 978
Philippines 15,782 4,486 D
Poland 7,495 1,432 D
Portugal 5,509 1,344 D
Qatar 49 13 -
Romania 4,240 1,246 218
Russia 15,664 3,199 -
Rwanda 100 48 -
Saint Kitts and Nevis 95 40 -
Saint Lucia 107 75 -
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 85 38 -
Samoa 45 - -
San Marino D D -
Saudi Arabia 1,501 143 -
Senegal 297 127 -
Serbia and Montenegro 296 97 -
Seychelles D - -
Sierra Leone 75 11 -
Singapore 6,290 2,668 -
Slovakia 1,662 297 -
Slovenia 824 127 -
Somalia D - -
South Africa 9,831 1,221 1,621
South Sudan 9 3 -
Spain 45,580 6,366 -
Sri Lanka 1,476 611 -
Sudan 32 10 -
Suriname 71 25 -
Swaziland 47 18 -
Sweden 17,559 1,811 D
Switzerland 9,786 1,336 6
Syria 235 42 -
Taiwan 16,957 5,869 -
Tajikistan 39 22 -
Tanzania 300 139 -
Thailand 2,743 811 15
Togo 60 30 -
Tonga 128 - -
Trinidad and Tobago 3,336 930 -
Tunisia 361 100 -
Turkey 8,565 3,747 D
Turkmenistan 46 13 -
Tuvalu 3 - -
Uganda 762 150 -
Ukraine 4,650 1,025 86
United Arab Emirates 108 22 -
United Kingdom15 159,122 18,084 55
Uruguay 1,509 378 D
Uzbekistan 275 93 -
Vanuatu 17 D -
Venezuela 22,565 5,627 D
Vietnam 1,837 735 -
Yemen 27 3 -
Zambia 166 84 -
Zimbabwe 551 255 -
Unknown 965 315 21
Country of Citizenship Seasonal Non-Agricultural Workers (H2B, H2R)2 Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achievement (O1, O2) Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers (P1 to P3)
Total 105,416 107,191 120,469
Afghanistan - D -
Albania - 24 53
Algeria - D D
Andorra - D D
Angola - 15 -
Antigua and Barbuda 8 - 36
Argentina D 1,270 1,315
Armenia - 57 245
Australia4 59 5,403 2,175
Austria 13 639 437
Azerbaijan - 4 8
Bahamas - D 46
Bahrain - - 5
Bangladesh - 11 111
Barbados D 86 98
Belarus - 51 109
Belgium 3 1,160 337
Belize 125 D D
Benin - D 10
Bhutan - - -
Bolivia 3 24 32
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 13 80
Botswana D 3 D
Brazil 38 1,536 1,276
Brunei - - -
Bulgaria 268 177 120
Burkina Faso - D D
Burma - D 28
Burundi - 4 37
Cambodia - - 28
Cameroon - 13 19
Canada 999 18,275 35,168
Cape Verde - - -
Central African Republic - - D
Chad - - -
Chile 16 338 164
China5 D 653 2,383
Colombia 11 1,372 1,083
Comoros - - -
Congo (Brazzaville)6 - - D
Congo (Kinshasa)7 - 7 4
Costa Rica 258 81 127
Cote d'Ivoire - D 8
Croatia 18 160 88
Cuba - 34 359
Cyprus - 64 6
Czech Republic 18 285 395
Denmark8 D 1,267 D
Djibouti - - D
Dominica - - 49
Dominican Republic 148 285 3,772
East Timor - - -
Ecuador D 135 143
Egypt - 87 19
El Salvador 526 50 237
Equatorial Guinea - - -
Eritrea - - D
Estonia D 159 230
Ethiopia - 12 266
Fiji - D 19
Finland D 415 602
France9 6 5,394 1,346
Gabon - - -
Gambia - - D
Georgia - 27 40
Germany 15 3,999 1,547
Ghana - 18 61
Greece D 485 302
Grenada - 3 14
Guatemala 3,112 94 231
Guinea - D 76
Guinea-Bissau - - -
Guyana - D D
Haiti D 37 426
Honduras 672 12 239
Hungary 58 236 381
Iceland D 246 D
India 9 862 2,950
Indonesia - 49 50
Iran D 28 D
Iraq - D D
Ireland 282 1,912 1,552
Israel D 1,367 610
Italy D 3,623 1,178
Jamaica 6,259 1,806 868
Japan 292 2,350 1,426
Jordan - 26 5
Kazakhstan - 40 50
Kenya - 23 308
Kiribati D - -
Korea, North10 - D -
Korea, South11 22 1,118 858
Kosovo - 6 5
Kuwait - 10 -
Kyrgyzstan - 15 5
Laos - - D
Latvia D 188 122
Lebanon D 117 115
Lesotho - - D
Liberia - 12 D
Libya - - -
Liechtenstein - 5 D
Lithuania 75 201 56
Luxembourg - 18 5
Macedonia 10 28 50
Madagascar - D 33
Malawi - - 3
Malaysia - 80 40
Maldives - D -
Mali - 21 91
Malta - 21 D
Mauritania - - 15
Mauritius - 3 4
Mexico 86,047 6,492 32,486
Micronesia, Federated States - - -
Moldova 118 35 17
Monaco - 10 -
Mongolia - 7 59
Morocco12 - 15 23
Mozambique - D 6
Namibia D 10 -
Nepal - 10 12
Netherlands13 28 3,116 891
New Zealand14 56 1,050 416
Nicaragua 117 D D
Niger - - 19
Nigeria - 45 213
Norway 3 769 315
Oman - - -
Pakistan - 51 175
Palau - - -
Panama 72 D 210
Papua New Guinea - - -
Paraguay - 14 29
Peru 17 207 253
Philippines 966 286 D
Poland D 518 579
Portugal D 477 121
Qatar - - -
Romania 481 232 128
Russia 167 1,479 2,756
Rwanda - D D
Saint Kitts and Nevis - 3 12
Saint Lucia - 7 6
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 17 16
Samoa - - -
San Marino - - D
Saudi Arabia - 9 -
Senegal - 20 48
Serbia and Montenegro 20 23 58
Seychelles - - -
Sierra Leone - 4 47
Singapore D 118 D
Slovakia 91 183 142
Slovenia 14 128 56
Somalia - - -
South Africa 1,630 591 342
South Sudan - - D
Spain 65 2,671 877
Sri Lanka - 7 43
Sudan - - D
Suriname D 6 D
Swaziland - 3 -
Sweden D 2,439 1,746
Switzerland 3 888 314
Syria - D 31
Taiwan D 418 D
Tajikistan - - 3
Tanzania - 25 40
Thailand 3 106 88
Togo - D -
Tonga - D D
Trinidad and Tobago - 260 452
Tunisia - 15 5
Turkey 90 235 D
Turkmenistan - - 3
Tuvalu - - -
Uganda - D 439
Ukraine 121 366 397
United Arab Emirates - - -
United Kingdom15 1,738 23,418 6,611
Uruguay D 92 77
Uzbekistan - 16 27
Vanuatu D - -
Venezuela - 1,427 1,873
Vietnam - 26 173
Yemen - D -
Zambia D 7 3
Zimbabwe 3 19 51
Unknown 15 40 40
Country of Citizenship Intracompany Transferees (L1) Treaty Traders and Investors (E1 to E3)3 Other
Total 591,728 422,025 1,299,739
Afghanistan D D 14
Albania 33 5 68
Algeria 101 - 114
Andorra 3 - 65
Angola 374 10 334
Antigua and Barbuda 13 - 20
Argentina 6,261 2,730 5,458
Armenia 22 15 108
Australia4 10,754 31,896 7,307
Austria 2,354 1,411 1,287
Azerbaijan 50 23 183
Bahamas 140 D 129
Bahrain 11 - 21
Bangladesh 232 10 587
Barbados 62 D 55
Belarus 261 D 374
Belgium 3,965 1,876 2,495
Belize 13 - 35
Benin D - 14
Bhutan - - 13
Bolivia 273 32 300
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25 12 57
Botswana 10 - 28
Brazil 14,528 380 11,945
Brunei 9 - 11
Bulgaria 225 226 299
Burkina Faso 9 - 37
Burma D D 48
Burundi - - 8
Cambodia D D 33
Cameroon 56 8 135
Canada 172,781 57,649 674,035
Cape Verde 6 - 3
Central African Republic D D 3
Chad 4 - 19
Chile 1,484 499 2,336
China5 14,219 328 16,124
Colombia 4,145 2,569 4,227
Comoros - - D
Congo (Brazzaville)6 24 - 45
Congo (Kinshasa)7 18 9 28
Costa Rica 999 191 725
Cote d'Ivoire 41 D 50
Croatia 378 49 270
Cuba D 5 45
Cyprus 74 - 49
Czech Republic 994 263 724
Denmark8 3,777 995 2,930
Djibouti - - -
Dominica D - D
Dominican Republic 608 25 1,435
East Timor - - D
Ecuador 735 27 878
Egypt 977 63 1,527
El Salvador 297 7 442
Equatorial Guinea D - 32
Eritrea - - D
Estonia 148 D 109
Ethiopia 47 7 83
Fiji D - 70
Finland 2,245 D 1,672
France9 24,009 21,326 19,260
Gabon D D 25
Gambia D - 9
Georgia 22 9 82
Germany 20,106 37,552 11,977
Ghana 81 - 339
Greece 685 D 598
Grenada 18 13 11
Guatemala 499 42 701
Guinea 16 - 22
Guinea-Bissau - - D
Guyana D - 50
Haiti 21 D 181
Honduras 935 428 491
Hungary 1,296 D 1,167
Iceland 217 D 291
India 50,717 163 149,073
Indonesia 539 17 894
Iran 30 59 173
Iraq 17 - 45
Ireland 7,962 2,085 4,346
Israel 5,466 1,961 6,574
Italy 11,324 12,769 6,783
Jamaica 172 58 455
Japan 39,872 97,855 29,193
Jordan 87 23 298
Kazakhstan 209 37 296
Kenya 123 10 282
Kiribati - - 10
Korea, North10 D - -
Korea, South11 10,748 15,583 13,605
Kosovo 13 - 20
Kuwait 12 - 47
Kyrgyzstan 3 6 57
Laos - - 31
Latvia 131 D 166
Lebanon 354 D 564
Lesotho - - D
Liberia - - 13
Libya 11 - 47
Liechtenstein 4 D -
Lithuania 127 30 156
Luxembourg 82 12 40
Macedonia 51 7 51
Madagascar D - 20
Malawi 16 - 23
Malaysia 2,313 31 1,374
Maldives D - D
Mali - - 13
Malta 71 D 50
Mauritania 18 - 22
Mauritius 40 7 55
Mexico 43,750 79,163 205,980
Micronesia, Federated States - - D
Moldova 21 12 75
Monaco - - 4
Mongolia 3 22 84
Morocco12 107 63 241
Mozambique - - 89
Namibia 6 3 20
Nepal 88 3 501
Netherlands13 9,249 3,391 5,685
New Zealand14 2,175 55 1,935
Nicaragua 163 - 155
Niger - - D
Nigeria 741 3 1,299
Norway 1,642 2,593 1,904
Oman 58 - 105
Pakistan 666 195 2,029
Palau - - -
Panama 260 91 332
Papua New Guinea D - 4
Paraguay 50 33 107
Peru 1,084 45 1,121
Philippines 2,290 644 7,016
Poland 2,365 262 2,272
Portugal 2,196 52 1,312
Qatar 23 - 13
Romania 969 161 805
Russia 3,280 167 4,616
Rwanda 18 - 19
Saint Kitts and Nevis 20 9 11
Saint Lucia 8 - 11
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines D D D
Samoa - - 45
San Marino - - -
Saudi Arabia 572 5 772
Senegal 44 4 54
Serbia and Montenegro 37 8 53
Seychelles - - D
Sierra Leone - - 13
Singapore 1,727 144 1,608
Slovakia 461 131 357
Slovenia 178 186 135
Somalia - - D
South Africa 2,520 43 1,863
South Sudan D - D
Spain 14,156 10,918 10,527
Sri Lanka 287 27 501
Sudan D - 17
Suriname 6 24 7
Swaziland 6 - 20
Sweden 5,157 2,569 3,817
Switzerland 3,291 1,859 2,089
Syria 38 D 119
Taiwan 2,217 5,018 3,154
Tajikistan - - 14
Tanzania 8 - 88
Thailand 515 536 669
Togo - - D
Tonga - - 122
Trinidad and Tobago 884 175 635
Tunisia 95 30 116
Turkey 981 1,786 1,702
Turkmenistan 8 - 22
Tuvalu - - 3
Uganda 53 D 112
Ukraine 1,037 43 1,575
United Arab Emirates 36 - 50
United Kingdom15 56,618 18,203 34,395
Uruguay 460 110 353
Uzbekistan 31 3 105
Vanuatu - - 13
Venezuela 6,182 D 6,359
Vietnam 260 17 626
Yemen 7 D 14
Zambia 6 D 63
Zimbabwe 124 3 96
Unknown 221 99 214

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1Includes principals and dependents (CW1, CW2, E1 to E3, H1B, H1B1, H1C, H2A, H2B, H2R, H3, H4, I1, L1, L2, O1 to O3, P1 to P4, Q1, R1, R2, TD and TN admissions).

2Issuances of H2R (returning H2B workers not subject to annual numerical limits) ceased at the end of 2007.

3Includes principals and dependents.

4Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Island.

5China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

6Congo (Brazzaville) refers to the Republic of the Congo.

7Congo (Kinshasa) refers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

8Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

9France includes France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna.

10North Korea refers to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

11South Korea refers to the Republic of Korea.

12Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.

13Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

14New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.

15United Kingdom includes the United Kingdom, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Notes:
Admissions represent counts of events, i.e., arrivals, not unique individuals; multiple entries of an individual on the same day are counted as one admission.
The majority of short-term admissions from Canada and Mexico are excluded.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: November 18, 2016

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