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Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Region And Country Of Birth: 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 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Region Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Region of birth 2013 2014 2015
   Total 990,553 1,016,518 1,051,031
Africa 98,304 98,413 101,415
Asia 400,548 430,508 419,297
Europe 86,556 83,266 85,803
North America 315,660 324,354 366,126
Oceania 5,277 5,112 5,404
South America 80,945 73,715 72,309
Unknown 3,263 1,150 677

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Country of birth 2013 2014 2015
   Total 990,553 1,016,518 1,051,031
Afghanistan 2,196 10,527 8,328
Albania 3,186 3,828 4,653
Algeria 1,241 1,669 1,775
American Samoa D - -
Angola 143 148 154
Anguilla 22 20 22
Antigua-Barbuda 344 369 290
Argentina 4,372 3,874 3,730
Armenia 2,722 2,913 2,962
Aruba 45 40 38
Australia 2,759 2,809 3,034
Austria 415 438 474
Azerbaijan 637 672 676
Bahamas 630 654 725
Bahrain 115 122 145
Bangladesh 12,099 14,645 13,570
Barbados 428 384 376
Belarus 1,970 2,015 1,994
Belgium 675 632 662
Belize 946 789 772
Benin 342 517 466
Bermuda 88 106 112
Bhutan 8,954 7,298 6,325
Bolivia 2,071 1,719 1,626
Bosnia-Herzegovina 697 693 859
Botswana 53 58 61
Brazil 11,033 10,429 11,424
British Virgin Islands 45 56 38
Brunei 21 25 21
Bulgaria 2,844 2,981 2,688
Burkina Faso 585 583 575
Burma 12,565 11,144 12,808
Burundi 260 273 351
Cambodia 2,624 2,536 1,868
Cameroon 3,908 3,943 4,374
Canada 13,181 11,586 12,673
Cape Verde 1,673 1,154 1,253
Cayman Islands 44 48 53
Central African Republic 213 155 234
Chad 111 119 175
Chile 1,736 1,581 1,596
China, People's Republic 71,798 76,089 74,558
Colombia 21,131 18,175 17,316
Comoros D 9 5
Congo, Democratic Republic 2,792 4,347 5,345
Congo, Republic 1,059 552 496
Costa Rica 2,114 1,966 2,029
Cote d'Ivoire 1,486 1,477 1,497
Croatia 353 297 348
Cuba 32,219 46,679 54,396
Curacao - 27 22
Cyprus 126 129 113
Czech Republic 676 606 637
Czechoslovakia (former) 74 74 58
Denmark 506 514 609
Djibouti 90 190 370
Dominica 244 345 229
Dominican Republic 41,311 44,577 50,610
Ecuador 10,591 10,960 10,187
Egypt 10,294 11,477 12,085
El Salvador 18,260 19,273 19,487
Equatorial Guinea 18 15 25
Eritrea 2,138 2,002 2,220
Estonia 211 220 189
Ethiopia 13,097 12,300 11,394
Fiji 895 802 875
Finland 331 350 407
France 4,425 4,284 4,693
French Polynesia - 24 14
Gabon 127 167 146
Gambia 1,018 1,111 1,142
Georgia 1,368 1,240 1,410
Germany 6,032 5,584 5,436
Ghana 10,265 7,115 6,186
Greece 1,361 1,235 1,211
Grenada 687 633 525
Guatemala 10,224 10,238 11,773
Guinea 1,518 1,375 1,389
Guinea-Bissau 43 30 39
Guyana 5,897 6,267 5,543
Haiti 20,351 15,274 16,967
Honduras 8,898 8,156 9,274
Hong Kong 2,226 2,278 2,085
Hungary 1,052 996 1,095
Iceland 139 86 104
India 68,458 77,908 64,116
Indonesia 2,731 2,139 2,084
Iran 12,863 11,615 13,114
Iraq 9,552 19,153 21,107
Ireland 1,626 1,605 1,607
Israel 3,996 3,805 3,965
Italy 2,960 3,298 3,544
Jamaica 19,400 19,026 17,642
Japan 5,925 5,545 5,395
Jordan 4,188 5,187 4,664
Kazakhstan 1,241 1,221 1,201
Kenya 6,123 5,884 5,602
Kiribati 3 6 D
Korea, North 48 142 55
Korea, South1 23,166 20,423 17,138
Kosovo 839 758 814
Kuwait 937 1,057 1,055
Kyrgyzstan 652 707 790
Laos 923 806 917
Latvia 424 384 480
Lebanon 2,783 3,245 2,813
Lesotho 20 13 23
Liberia 3,334 3,874 3,795
Libya 376 524 734
Lithuania 854 747 750
Luxembourg 40 26 27
Macau 106 105 99
Macedonia 895 960 1,060
Madagascar 95 86 72
Malawi 159 172 160
Malaysia 2,477 2,622 2,749
Maldives 5 13 8
Mali 667 604 587
Malta 43 39 58
Marshall Islands 46 56 32
Mauritania 354 320 298
Mauritius 83 81 96
Mexico 135,028 134,052 158,619
Micronesia, Federated States 4 5 6
Moldova 2,485 2,341 2,496
Monaco 8 8 10
Mongolia 729 651 644
Montenegro 265 289 251
Montserrat - 38 14
Morocco 3,336 3,605 3,710
Mozambique 73 71 107
Namibia 57 44 86
Nepal 13,046 12,357 12,926
Netherlands 1,142 1,195 1,309
Netherlands Antilles (former) 128 45 22
New Caledonia 6 6 9
New Zealand 921 796 855
Nicaragua 3,048 2,886 3,324
Niger 37 71 55
Nigeria 13,840 12,828 11,542
Norway 335 271 310
Oman 73 90 85
Pakistan 13,251 18,612 18,057
Palau 16 12 15
Panama 1,234 1,095 1,052
Papua New Guinea 27 18 11
Paraguay 448 391 382
Peru 12,564 10,606 10,148
Philippines 54,446 49,996 56,478
Poland 6,430 5,689 5,275
Portugal 918 892 857
Qatar 191 202 229
Romania 3,773 3,246 3,376
Russia 9,753 9,079 8,799
Rwanda 540 555 732
Saint Kitts-Nevis 259 263 222
Saint Lucia 853 844 739
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 529 448 415
Samoa 237 239 207
Sao Tome and Principe 6 5 6
Saudi Arabia 1,463 1,696 1,744
Senegal 1,340 1,273 1,244
Serbia 866 1,143 1,278
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 653 267 232
Seychelles 6 7 11
Sierra Leone 1,651 1,740 1,599
Singapore 835 779 781
Sint Maarten - 45 45
Slovakia 507 460 424
Slovenia 62 78 107
Solomon Islands 3 5 D
Somalia 3,764 5,190 6,796
South Africa 2,629 2,676 2,907
South Sudan 59 74 127
Soviet Union (former) 1,264 1,136 1,022
Spain 2,480 2,928 3,303
Sri Lanka 1,847 1,767 1,763
Sudan 1,945 2,442 3,580
Suriname 178 158 134
Swaziland 15 23 19
Sweden 1,106 954 1,066
Switzerland 697 656 640
Syria 3,366 3,540 3,840
Taiwan 5,385 4,697 4,888
Tajikistan 550 516 595
Tanzania 837 774 799
Thailand 7,583 6,197 7,502
Togo 1,257 1,612 1,547
Tonga 348 320 327
Trinidad and Tobago 4,724 3,988 3,212
Tunisia 445 429 518
Turkey 4,144 3,834 4,201
Turkmenistan 210 254 226
Turks and Caicos Islands 50 40 38
Uganda 1,350 1,409 1,664
Ukraine 8,193 7,752 7,987
United Arab Emirates 910 1,039 1,193
United Kingdom 12,984 12,225 12,592
United States 319 358 370
Uruguay 1,352 1,128 1,078
Uzbekistan 4,382 5,194 3,977
Venezuela 9,572 8,427 9,144
Vietnam 27,101 30,283 30,832
Yemen 3,532 3,492 3,194
Zambia 505 441 460
Zimbabwe 924 797 779
All other countries2 27 31 34
Unknown 3,263 1,150 677

NA Not available.

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.

2 Includes countries with less than 10 lawful permanent residents per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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