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Table 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Region And Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 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 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Region of Nationality 2013 2014 2015
   Total 15,205 14,583 17,878
Africa 4,860 4,303 3,724
Asia 7,528 7,429 6,652
Europe 778 571 729
North America 1,143 1,594 5,811
Oceania 10 21 4
South America 846 630 911
Unknown 40 35 47

 

Table 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Country of Nationality 2013 2014 2015
   Total 15,205 14,583 17,878
Afghanistan 96 105 156
Albania 14 31 22
Algeria 3 8 6
Angola 8 8 35
Armenia 77 88 46
Azerbaijan 23 15 15
Bahrain 4 3 D
Bangladesh 41 140 131
Belarus 106 48 72
Bhutan - D 4
Bolivia 8 D 3
Bosnia-Herzegovina 5 3 6
Brazil 27 24 33
Bulgaria 13 18 12
Burkina Faso 65 64 42
Burma 55 34 43
Burundi 25 70 75
Cambodia D 9 -
Cameroon 154 112 92
Central African Republic 9 15 14
Chad 5 10 9
China, People's Republic 4,050 3,904 2,582
Colombia 177 246 245
Congo, Democratic Republic 50 45 64
Congo, Republic 73 52 61
Cote d'Ivoire 58 25 38
Cuba 25 11 6
Djibouti 12 13 47
Dominican Republic 4 3 7
Ecuador 14 15 137
Egypt 3,070 2,579 1,517
El Salvador 71 185 1,870
Eritrea 85 149 245
Ethiopia 489 508 624
Fiji 10 20 4
Gambia 58 55 79
Georgia 12 17 22
Ghana 8 7 5
Guatemala 232 310 1,713
Guinea 28 23 60
Guyana 3 10 3
Haiti 444 470 353
Honduras 107 89 1,109
India 94 113 190
Indonesia 46 24 13
Iran 612 572 640
Iraq 412 538 711
Israel 4 4 D
Jamaica 36 33 41
Jordan 26 46 48
Kazakhstan 66 60 71
Kenya 90 64 55
Kosovo 19 31 51
Kuwait 8 6 14
Kyrgyzstan 79 96 101
Laos D 4 D
Lebanon 14 21 23
Liberia 50 27 35
Libya 30 19 47
Macedonia 11 11 4
Madagascar - D -
Malaysia 8 8 3
Mali 61 38 67
Mauritania 28 45 44
Mexico 202 468 667
Moldova 96 55 67
Mongolia 38 30 41
Morocco 4 4 9
Nepal 473 256 364
Nicaragua 7 11 31
Niger 5 5 3
Nigeria 62 51 95
Pakistan 263 269 273
Peru 13 11 18
Philippines 9 4 3
Romania 5 10 D
Russia 345 218 308
Rwanda 57 55 67
Saudi Arabia 39 33 39
Senegal 7 11 9
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 20 27 16
Sierra Leone 7 28 12
Somalia 32 24 12
Sri Lanka 34 29 30
Sudan 83 57 100
Syria 750 850 873
Tajikistan 25 20 17
Tanzania D 10 3
Togo 24 20 14
Turkey 25 5 17
Turkmenistan 6 5 10
Uganda 49 59 77
Ukraine 120 95 145
United Arab Emirates 9 10 15
Uzbekistan 62 58 66
Venezuela 601 318 470
Vietnam 8 12 12
Yemen 45 29 59
Zimbabwe 40 18 33
All other countries1 84 78 84
Unknown 40 35 47

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 individuals granted asylum affirmatively per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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