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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 Nationality 2013 2014 2015

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

Total 9,946 8,791 8,246
Africa 1,976 1,697 1,380
Asia 6,137 5,445 4,803
Europe 872 654 538
North America 681 745 1,299
Oceania 9 7 8
South America 216 203 170
Unknown 55 40 48

 

Country of Nationality 2013 2014 2015

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

 Total 9,946 8,791 8,246
Afghanistan 16 18 13
Albania 71 66 75
Algeria D D D
Angola D D D
Argentina D - D
Armenia 54 48 20
Azerbaijan 5 10 11
Bangladesh 63 52 91
Belarus 62 47 31
Benin 8 4 10
Bosnia-Herzegovina D 4 D
Brazil 14 6 4
Bulgaria 6 11 D
Burkina Faso 59 61 52
Burma 33 30 20
Burundi 13 31 18
Cambodia 7 D D
Cameroon 138 112 91
Canada D 4 D
Central African Republic 8 D D
Chad 4 7 4
China, People's Republic 4,535 3,980 3,610
Colombia 72 64 60
Congo, Democratic Republic 19 22 20
Congo, Republic 46 24 14
Cote d'Ivoire 55 47 37
Cuba 6 10 11
Djibouti 9 D 11
Dominican Republic 4 12 6
Ecuador 25 18 44
Egypt 306 263 149
El Salvador 181 184 303
Eritrea 241 165 140
Estonia D - D
Ethiopia 401 325 255
Fiji D 4 -
Gambia 75 75 57
Georgia 10 13 7
Ghana 10 16 36
Greece D 8 D
Guatemala 152 176 369
Guinea 101 63 43
Guyana 7 D D
Haiti 53 51 64
Honduras 92 153 307
India 322 372 303
Indonesia 76 47 22
Iran 63 59 34
Iraq 54 79 55
Israel D D D
Jamaica 6 5 8
Jordan 13 7 D
Kazakhstan 24 28 17
Kenya 40 48 21
Kosovo 31 24 18
Kyrgyzstan 35 33 46
Laos D D D
Latvia 6 - -
Lebanon 16 4 6
Liberia 12 13 7
Lithuania D D -
Macedonia 5 4 D
Mali 76 59 35
Mauritania 39 21 25
Mexico 155 124 203
Moldova 69 62 38
Mongolia 39 22 8
Morocco 4 7 9
Nepal 380 298 253
Nicaragua 17 16 19
Niger 5 5 7
Nigeria 31 57 66
Niue 5 D 5
Pakistan 127 97 56
Peru 8 17 20
Philippines 5 D D
Romania 39 20 26
Russia 187 116 92
Rwanda 27 44 16
Saudi Arabia 7 8 4
Senegal 21 16 20
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 53 37 18
Sierra Leone 11 11 9
Somalia 86 122 166
South Africa D D D
Soviet Union (former) 252 185 176
Sri Lanka 96 76 47
Sudan 35 15 19
Syria 48 64 101
Tajikistan 13 11 6
Tanzania 5 D D
Togo 14 11 10
Turkey 4 D 13
Turkmenistan D D 4
Uganda 30 21 10
Ukraine 43 47 39
Uzbekistan 55 40 23
Venezuela 79 92 34
Vietnam 4 D D
Yemen 9 16 8
Zimbabwe 24 8 D
All other countries 99 69 55
Unknown1 55 40 48

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 Published Date: October 12, 2017

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