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Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region And Country Of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2015

The 2015 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 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2015
Region of Last ResidenceTotalFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,051,031213,910144,047465,06847,934151,99528,077
Africa98,6778,9603,88440,48718,96025,932454
Asia405,85485,49683,730148,04014,60465,2538,731
Europe90,7895,84221,98345,39711,6575,557353
North America369,17998,24522,378180,98686951,40415,297
Oceania6,2276831,6043,0957884215
South America70,04913,8598,52543,1338352,3551,342
Unknown10,2568251,9433,9302211,4521,885

 

Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2015
Country of Last ResidenceTotalFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,051,031213,910144,047465,06847,934151,99528,077
Afghanistan7,5272029857451856,229
Albania4,354557641,9271,64913918
Algeria1,660975543989197
Angola160616851439-
Anguilla22DD18--1
Antigua-Barbuda320114131864DD
Argentina3,5421889352,1715013464
Armenia3,0082501041,0971,31722911
Aruba394332---
Australia3,7952021,2961,80847559
Austria1,928D183253371,429D
Azerbaijan5113625215173593
Bahamas801661016047176
Bahrain195254274D44D
Bangladesh13,2106,9104945,607D159D
Barbados398107352428-6
Belarus1,991871927007742326
Belgium8091738234155DD
Belize80418840559-611
Benin491209231195324
Bermuda150224283-DD
Bhutan94-D18D72-
Bolivia1,549250201986124654
Bosnia-Herzegovina76756D5844541D
Botswana111418381239-
Brazil11,2474762,6047,85616113182
British Virgin Islands7521941--4
Brunei18DD11---
Bulgaria2,5851222401,3618034712
Burkina Faso60531132731171683
Burma1,875425D655112654D
Burundi288845238186-
Cambodia1,776312521,174195394
Cameroon4,245408751,5051,4018506
Canada19,3091,5569,6557,54724168242
Cape Verde1,2375655653743
Cayman Islands10015195583-
Central African Republic45-D19D23-
Chad297D725D2581
Chile1,6201243461,052204236
China, People's Republic70,97713,82420,59426,936369,361226
Colombia16,5093,1021,16111,51613587130
Congo, Democratic Republic3,482161204422,4913635
Congo, Republic33518880691537
Costa Rica2,1211742421,62283936
Cote d'Ivoire1,3881075155734928440
Croatia3088402162123-
Cuba54,1782,18773,82342847,67063
Curacao20-D14-D-
Cyprus15385272174-
Czech Republic615171024355074
Czechoslovakia (former)79D3539-D2
Denmark6341730228426DD
Djibouti1,925259D1,040D614-
Dominica220114DD---
Dominican Republic50,38226,36537623,381DD144
Ecuador9,8163,0526145,225DD541
Egypt13,9078956713,3992,8026,11822
El Salvador18,6996,7851,3068,86133571,387
Equatorial Guinea32DD1359-
Eritrea77232D33459336D
Estonia17581712619DD
Ethiopia12,5661,6231243,5412,5094,75415
Fiji8373009330161343
Finland397D18618420-D
France5,0342062,2072,2003694210
French Polynesia11-DD---
Gabon175D16911840D
Gambia1,1519539731823840
Georgia1,31710452689395743
Germany5,9652381,9083,2534686137
Ghana6,3168963134,31648828419
Greece1,33089277755194DD
Grenada52411833355DD12
Guatemala11,4662,6401,5785,135266141,473
Guinea1,418971044128854636
Guinea-Bissau28D-22DD-
Guyana5,3133,329481,89281323
Haiti16,7876,9541158,33961,241132
Honduras9,0711,9601,1844,95827276666
Hong Kong2,426993500847492611
Hungary1,03732213662111154
Iceland1124474318--
India61,38013,99325,78019,918651,193431
Indonesia1,9351173951,1534718340
Iran9,0742,0351,0613,0062,23372415
Iraq10,25512125737208,464888
Ireland1,7985478189760DD
Israel4,3242021,8072,0442054719
Italy3,8291771,0852,02935516716
Jamaica17,3625,34457811,29636378
Japan5,8081622,1573,2601852915
Jordan7,8351,2392702,6341173,54926
Kazakhstan98329764782781193
Kenya8,0254923402,8951,0463,22032
Korea, North6851149DD-
Korea, South16,9089309,2146,671191163
Kosovo78810910456112101-
Kuwait846112152388D134D
Kyrgyzstan80226322632242525
Laos8828041739-22-
Latvia46021273574456
Lebanon4,4997313501,465391,89915
Lesotho26-516DD2
Liberia3,580280211,2341,81122113
Libya3339112315626-
Lithuania700385149110866
Luxembourg35D15143D-
Macau12161123711--
Macedonia1,04112954626206DD
Madagascar58882616--
Malawi278519805169-
Malaysia9,338189533757497,79020
Mali59025153121317649
Malta468D1217D436-
Marshall Islands34-331---
Mauritania25643102D144D
Mauritius6961841DD-
Mexico157,22741,4976,52397,5932375710,834
Moldova2,40577567261,2762655
Monaco14D55D--
Mongolia6323186330679721
Montenegro249377185D13D
Montserrat10D-DD--
Morocco3,569288702,2768962910
Mozambique165510257118-
Namibia168D932D121-
Nepal18,9366471,2582,1543,40211,45718
Netherlands1,5055069367867134
Netherlands Antilles (former)25-1015---
New Zealand97861282500131DD
Nicaragua3,262810662,1333119131
Niger61DD458D-
Nigeria11,1201,6306678,13153013428
Norway3571411421410DD
Oman20917725732265
Pakistan17,5986,6271,9448,1242180676
Palau18D410-D-
Panama1,13319111377083813
Papua New Guinea15D56D--
Paraguay3532350259-183
Peru9,9732,5044826,611-155221
Philippines54,30715,4869,45929,103615238
Poland4,9218726482,9573861345
Portugal86985183551251015
Qatar503899516612924-
Romania3,1602254061,8904721616
Russia9,0304571,6924,2491,82877925
Rwanda1,107D2472198802D
Saint Kitts-Nevis2317312142D-D
Saint Lucia74319133507DD6
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines3867424281DD4
Samoa189D-181--D
Saudi Arabia2,1082833359264401213
Senegal1,2721255884310110144
Serbia1,28494112829221DD
Serbia and Montenegro (former)186D23115-42D
Seychelles11--DDD-
Sierra Leone1,49211438852401807
Singapore1,6841081,14538432114
Sint Maarten58DD38---
Slovakia5421079248381634
Slovenia98-2866D-D
Somalia51811D23112261D
South Africa3,298937621,32734575714
South Sudan71DD47D11-
Soviet Union (former)54786487D39D
Spain3,7072141,1881,4651906437
Sri Lanka1,53019838252222319510
Sudan1,62386114617692933
Suriname11624D87--D
Swaziland26DD18DD-
Sweden1,1945341863169149
Switzerland1,0072354036854166
Syria5,4596602231,164583,3495
Taiwan4,8147012,0031,950142DD
Tajikistan523203417023861-
Tanzania94249D40445401D
Thailand12,0932973693,244288,029126
Togo1,4911511267551812312
Tonga317100D204D--
Trinidad and Tobago3,2086492502,204531042
Tunisia1,3751937341379338
Turkey8,7622399921,7211,0914,69623
Turkmenistan179D12587624D
Turks and Caicos Islands475D38-D1
Uganda3,1991151217581922,0094
Ukraine7,8097847264,5351,22650929
United Arab Emirates2,71443258972535357639
United Kingdom14,6538136,5896,9412302852
Uruguay1,023318981264738
Uzbekistan3,675362837502,25420521
Venezuela8,9857561,9914,66370881849
Vietnam30,33215,88474613,55039653
Yemen1,636284D1,083106139D
Zambia4902848276281073
Zimbabwe820601072882632910
All other countries1751294284-
Unknown10,2568251,9433,9302211,4521,885

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 lawful permanent residents.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 12/15/2016
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