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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 birth201320142015
   Total990,5531,016,5181,051,031
Africa98,30498,413101,415
Asia400,548430,508419,297
Europe86,55683,26685,803
North America315,660324,354366,126
Oceania5,2775,1125,404
South America80,94573,71572,309
Unknown3,2631,150677

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Country Of Birth: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Country of birth201320142015
   Total990,5531,016,5181,051,031
Afghanistan2,19610,5278,328
Albania3,1863,8284,653
Algeria1,2411,6691,775
American SamoaD--
Angola143148154
Anguilla222022
Antigua-Barbuda344369290
Argentina4,3723,8743,730
Armenia2,7222,9132,962
Aruba454038
Australia2,7592,8093,034
Austria415438474
Azerbaijan637672676
Bahamas630654725
Bahrain115122145
Bangladesh12,09914,64513,570
Barbados428384376
Belarus1,9702,0151,994
Belgium675632662
Belize946789772
Benin342517466
Bermuda88106112
Bhutan8,9547,2986,325
Bolivia2,0711,7191,626
Bosnia-Herzegovina697693859
Botswana535861
Brazil11,03310,42911,424
British Virgin Islands455638
Brunei212521
Bulgaria2,8442,9812,688
Burkina Faso585583575
Burma12,56511,14412,808
Burundi260273351
Cambodia2,6242,5361,868
Cameroon3,9083,9434,374
Canada13,18111,58612,673
Cape Verde1,6731,1541,253
Cayman Islands444853
Central African Republic213155234
Chad111119175
Chile1,7361,5811,596
China, People's Republic71,79876,08974,558
Colombia21,13118,17517,316
ComorosD95
Congo, Democratic Republic2,7924,3475,345
Congo, Republic1,059552496
Costa Rica2,1141,9662,029
Cote d'Ivoire1,4861,4771,497
Croatia353297348
Cuba32,21946,67954,396
Curacao-2722
Cyprus126129113
Czech Republic676606637
Czechoslovakia (former)747458
Denmark506514609
Djibouti90190370
Dominica244345229
Dominican Republic41,31144,57750,610
Ecuador10,59110,96010,187
Egypt10,29411,47712,085
El Salvador18,26019,27319,487
Equatorial Guinea181525
Eritrea2,1382,0022,220
Estonia211220189
Ethiopia13,09712,30011,394
Fiji895802875
Finland331350407
France4,4254,2844,693
French Polynesia-2414
Gabon127167146
Gambia1,0181,1111,142
Georgia1,3681,2401,410
Germany6,0325,5845,436
Ghana10,2657,1156,186
Greece1,3611,2351,211
Grenada687633525
Guatemala10,22410,23811,773
Guinea1,5181,3751,389
Guinea-Bissau433039
Guyana5,8976,2675,543
Haiti20,35115,27416,967
Honduras8,8988,1569,274
Hong Kong2,2262,2782,085
Hungary1,0529961,095
Iceland13986104
India68,45877,90864,116
Indonesia2,7312,1392,084
Iran12,86311,61513,114
Iraq9,55219,15321,107
Ireland1,6261,6051,607
Israel3,9963,8053,965
Italy2,9603,2983,544
Jamaica19,40019,02617,642
Japan5,9255,5455,395
Jordan4,1885,1874,664
Kazakhstan1,2411,2211,201
Kenya6,1235,8845,602
Kiribati36D
Korea, North4814255
Korea, South123,16620,42317,138
Kosovo839758814
Kuwait9371,0571,055
Kyrgyzstan652707790
Laos923806917
Latvia424384480
Lebanon2,7833,2452,813
Lesotho201323
Liberia3,3343,8743,795
Libya376524734
Lithuania854747750
Luxembourg402627
Macau10610599
Macedonia8959601,060
Madagascar958672
Malawi159172160
Malaysia2,4772,6222,749
Maldives5138
Mali667604587
Malta433958
Marshall Islands465632
Mauritania354320298
Mauritius838196
Mexico135,028134,052158,619
Micronesia, Federated States456
Moldova2,4852,3412,496
Monaco8810
Mongolia729651644
Montenegro265289251
Montserrat-3814
Morocco3,3363,6053,710
Mozambique7371107
Namibia574486
Nepal13,04612,35712,926
Netherlands1,1421,1951,309
Netherlands Antilles (former)1284522
New Caledonia669
New Zealand921796855
Nicaragua3,0482,8863,324
Niger377155
Nigeria13,84012,82811,542
Norway335271310
Oman739085
Pakistan13,25118,61218,057
Palau161215
Panama1,2341,0951,052
Papua New Guinea271811
Paraguay448391382
Peru12,56410,60610,148
Philippines54,44649,99656,478
Poland6,4305,6895,275
Portugal918892857
Qatar191202229
Romania3,7733,2463,376
Russia9,7539,0798,799
Rwanda540555732
Saint Kitts-Nevis259263222
Saint Lucia853844739
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines529448415
Samoa237239207
Sao Tome and Principe656
Saudi Arabia1,4631,6961,744
Senegal1,3401,2731,244
Serbia8661,1431,278
Serbia and Montenegro (former)653267232
Seychelles6711
Sierra Leone1,6511,7401,599
Singapore835779781
Sint Maarten-4545
Slovakia507460424
Slovenia6278107
Solomon Islands35D
Somalia3,7645,1906,796
South Africa2,6292,6762,907
South Sudan5974127
Soviet Union (former)1,2641,1361,022
Spain2,4802,9283,303
Sri Lanka1,8471,7671,763
Sudan1,9452,4423,580
Suriname178158134
Swaziland152319
Sweden1,1069541,066
Switzerland697656640
Syria3,3663,5403,840
Taiwan5,3854,6974,888
Tajikistan550516595
Tanzania837774799
Thailand7,5836,1977,502
Togo1,2571,6121,547
Tonga348320327
Trinidad and Tobago4,7243,9883,212
Tunisia445429518
Turkey4,1443,8344,201
Turkmenistan210254226
Turks and Caicos Islands504038
Uganda1,3501,4091,664
Ukraine8,1937,7527,987
United Arab Emirates9101,0391,193
United Kingdom12,98412,22512,592
United States319358370
Uruguay1,3521,1281,078
Uzbekistan4,3825,1943,977
Venezuela9,5728,4279,144
Vietnam27,10130,28330,832
Yemen3,5323,4923,194
Zambia505441460
Zimbabwe924797779
All other countries2273134
Unknown3,2631,150677

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 Updated: 12/15/2016
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