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Table 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively 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.

Region of Nationality201320142015

Table 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015

Total9,9468,7918,246
Africa1,9761,6971,380
Asia6,1375,4454,803
Europe872654538
North America6817451,299
Oceania978
South America216203170
Unknown554048

 

Country of Nationality201320142015

Table 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015

 Total9,9468,7918,246
Afghanistan161813
Albania716675
AlgeriaDDD
AngolaDDD
ArgentinaD-D
Armenia544820
Azerbaijan51011
Bangladesh635291
Belarus624731
Benin8410
Bosnia-HerzegovinaD4D
Brazil1464
Bulgaria611D
Burkina Faso596152
Burma333020
Burundi133118
Cambodia7DD
Cameroon13811291
CanadaD4D
Central African Republic8DD
Chad474
China, People's Republic4,5353,9803,610
Colombia726460
Congo, Democratic Republic192220
Congo, Republic462414
Cote d'Ivoire554737
Cuba61011
Djibouti9D11
Dominican Republic4126
Ecuador251844
Egypt306263149
El Salvador181184303
Eritrea241165140
EstoniaD-D
Ethiopia401325255
FijiD4-
Gambia757557
Georgia10137
Ghana101636
GreeceD8D
Guatemala152176369
Guinea1016343
Guyana7DD
Haiti535164
Honduras92153307
India322372303
Indonesia764722
Iran635934
Iraq547955
IsraelDDD
Jamaica658
Jordan137D
Kazakhstan242817
Kenya404821
Kosovo312418
Kyrgyzstan353346
LaosDDD
Latvia6--
Lebanon1646
Liberia12137
LithuaniaDD-
Macedonia54D
Mali765935
Mauritania392125
Mexico155124203
Moldova696238
Mongolia39228
Morocco479
Nepal380298253
Nicaragua171619
Niger557
Nigeria315766
Niue5D5
Pakistan1279756
Peru81720
Philippines5DD
Romania392026
Russia18711692
Rwanda274416
Saudi Arabia784
Senegal211620
Serbia and Montenegro (former)533718
Sierra Leone11119
Somalia86122166
South AfricaDDD
Soviet Union (former)252185176
Sri Lanka967647
Sudan351519
Syria4864101
Tajikistan13116
Tanzania5DD
Togo141110
Turkey4D13
TurkmenistanDD4
Uganda302110
Ukraine434739
Uzbekistan554023
Venezuela799234
Vietnam4DD
Yemen9168
Zimbabwe248D
All other countries996955
Unknown1554048

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes admissions from Palestinian Territory.

Note: In this table, data are withheld for any cell with a count of 1, 2, or 3, and for any associated cell that could be used to reveal such a count through calculation.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice.

Last Updated: 10/12/2017
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