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Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2016

The 2016 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 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2016
Region of Birth Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Africa 113,426 11,420 5,054 51,206 20,137 25,265 344
Asia 462,299 108,734 81,288 180,168 15,503 62,895 13,711
Europe 93,567 6,380 21,323 49,513 11,949 4,197 205
North America 427,293 96,604 18,330 231,712 714 62,053 17,880
Oceania 5,588 458 1,276 3,132 675 38 9
South America 79,608 14,120 10,568 49,814 827 2,934 1,345
Unknown 1,724 371 54 1,161 60 43 35

 

Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2016
Country of Birth Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Afghanistan 12,513 400 42 1,081 127 686 10,177
Albania 5,773 889 75 2,918 1,730 155 6
Algeria 2,180 169 62 674 1,253 21 1
Angola 198 20 30 85 30 32 1
Anguilla 20 4 - 15 - - 1
Antigua and Barbuda 324 91 15 217 - - 1
Argentina 4,091 195 1,343 2,341 31 101 80
Armenia 3,543 304 102 1,589 1,286 256 6
Aruba 23 D D D - - -
Australia 3,239 67 1,006 1,773 388 D D
Austria 432 15 149 233 27 5 3
Azerbaijan 784 54 56 354 232 87 1
Bahamas 656 52 60 532 5 5 2
Bahrain 138 28 62 36 5 7 -
Bangladesh 18,723 9,899 653 7,841 D 289 D
Barbados 371 80 42 245 - - 4
Belarus 2,127 109 285 751 792 188 2
Belgium 691 19 308 323 32 9 -
Belize 851 183 46 586 D D 24
Benin 577 21 18 267 249 22 -
Bermuda 99 D 19 70 D - -
Bhutan 4,217 3 11 47 3 4,153 -
Bolivia 1,595 287 109 1,098 24 38 39
Bosnia and Herzegovina 971 126 72 642 61 65 5
Botswana 78 8 14 39 3 13 1
Brazil 13,812 551 3,489 9,438 14 152 168
Brunei 31 4 14 13 - - -
Bulgaria 2,670 163 281 1,445 726 50 5
Burkina Faso 642 38 11 267 144 179 3
Burma 13,065 569 61 777 125 11,532 1
Burundi 415 9 11 58 58 278 1
Cabo Verde 2,242 1,086 3 1,145 3 4 1
Cambodia 3,173 508 70 2,239 287 63 6
Cameroon 4,899 485 104 1,936 1,664 701 9
Canada 12,793 576 5,221 6,665 62 73 196
Cayman Islands 55 8 3 38 - 6 -
Central African Republic 202 5 D 26 D 167 -
Chad 136 6 4 27 15 84 -
Chile 1,698 81 381 1,166 3 49 18
China, People's Republic 81,772 17,294 19,942 31,658 28 12,657 193
Colombia 18,610 3,097 1,339 13,014 14 1,008 138
Congo, Democratic Republic 6,791 208 39 865 2,839 2,840 -
Congo, Republic 625 6 11 97 46 460 5
Costa Rica 2,224 148 237 1,753 3 52 31
Cote d'Ivoire 1,617 126 36 730 391 309 25
Croatia 388 20 72 254 29 13 -
Cuba 66,516 4,363 17 4,555 538 57,036 7
Curacao 35 4 4 22 - 5 -
Cyprus 131 7 23 80 12 9 -
Czechia 650 9 151 445 38 5 2
Czechoslovakia (former) 62 D 11 42 - D 4
Denmark 521 14 243 243 17 3 1
Djibouti 281 7 4 54 24 191 1
Dominica 298 155 4 136 3 - -
Dominican Republic 61,161 28,375 330 32,191 3 111 151
Ecuador 10,757 3,043 671 6,246 - 235 562
Egypt 12,045 941 881 3,899 3,476 2,826 22
El Salvador 23,449 6,573 1,860 12,516 - 897 1,603
Equatorial Guinea 18 D - 14 - D -
Eritrea 2,267 178 29 678 134 1,247 1
Estonia 211 D 38 140 18 D -
Ethiopia 13,232 1,993 190 5,372 2,096 3,569 12
Fiji 866 296 14 341 181 33 1
Finland 489 12 225 215 35 - 2
France 5,159 186 2,418 2,233 276 37 9
French Polynesia 27 - D 21 D - -
Gabon 165 D 9 108 13 32 D
Gambia 1,247 104 18 850 19 242 14
Georgia 1,635 142 82 900 445 64 2
Germany 5,306 171 1,653 3,019 409 42 12
Ghana 6,949 1,151 252 4,962 478 90 16
Greece 1,451 59 340 916 117 18 1
Grenada 585 78 29 464 D D 9
Guatemala 13,002 2,438 1,530 6,295 13 1,162 1,564
Guinea 1,501 122 16 743 245 352 23
Guinea-Bissau 37 4 D 28 - D -
Guyana 5,771 3,256 57 2,399 4 21 34
Haiti 23,584 8,807 169 13,576 - 948 84
Honduras 13,302 2,284 1,316 8,379 28 469 826
Hong Kong 2,510 943 692 801 47 25 2
Hungary 1,048 23 264 653 94 13 1
Iceland 97 D D 57 - - -
India 64,687 18,230 20,747 24,246 28 1,068 368
Indonesia 2,129 187 382 1,324 37 173 26
Iran 13,298 2,523 1,600 3,172 2,883 3,111 9
Iraq 18,904 279 72 1,310 103 15,026 2,114
Ireland 1,759 40 666 993 51 4 5
Israel 4,142 174 1,704 2,119 102 33 10
Italy 4,078 146 1,320 2,106 273 228 5
Jamaica 23,350 5,831 823 16,587 D D 55
Japan 5,207 167 1,650 3,203 170 8 9
Jordan 5,269 1,360 311 3,199 102 284 13
Kazakhstan 1,310 64 155 588 359 144 -
Kenya 6,274 399 423 2,810 1,039 1,574 29
Korea, North 47 D D 27 - 12 -
Korea, South 21,801 1,250 13,463 7,053 7 9 19
Kosovo 1,020 121 22 605 180 91 1
Kuwait 1,186 192 197 473 57 262 5
Kyrgyzstan 847 42 47 328 228 201 1
Laos 856 105 12 720 - 18 1
Latvia 391 34 59 264 31 D D
Lebanon 2,971 793 349 1,668 47 109 5
Lesotho 19 D - 15 - D 1
Liberia 3,619 326 30 1,504 1,403 352 4
Libya 642 34 66 328 75 135 4
Lithuania 735 53 60 476 140 D D
Luxembourg 34 3 16 12 D D -
Macau 109 30 45 28 6 - -
Macedonia 1,262 204 42 730 266 17 3
Madagascar 88 D 18 42 20 D -
Malawi 205 11 23 104 7 59 1
Malaysia 3,382 181 552 781 37 1,822 9
Maldives 11 D D 7 - D -
Mali 598 30 26 326 26 168 22
Malta 65 - 9 26 - 30 -
Marshall Islands 32 D - D - - D
Mauritania 317 16 16 127 6 151 1
Mauritius 110 11 38 51 10 - -
Mexico 174,534 34,718 6,078 119,541 11 1,042 13,144
Micronesia, Federated States 11 - - D D - -
Moldova 2,929 149 102 814 1,435 428 1
Monaco 11 D 4 4 D - -
Mongolia 750 29 112 354 135 106 14
Montenegro 387 94 11 261 8 9 4
Montserrat 14 D - 8 D - -
Morocco 4,586 421 152 2,958 1,025 21 9
Mozambique 101 3 8 37 - 53 -
Namibia 87 D 12 31 D 41 -
Nepal 12,851 994 1,386 2,989 3,242 4,209 31
Netherlands 1,319 39 542 683 43 9 3
Netherlands Antilles (former) 18 D D 13 D - -
New Zealand 846 35 234 484 90 D D
Nicaragua 3,486 778 75 2,401 10 121 101
Niger 119 8 12 86 13 - -
Nigeria 14,380 2,313 958 10,914 20 133 42
Norway 362 21 104 231 D D -
Oman 116 24 35 27 12 17 1
Pakistan 19,313 7,121 1,992 9,272 10 887 31
Palau 14 D - D - - -
Panama 1,029 146 96 760 4 17 6
Papua New Guinea 23 D 5 13 D - -
Paraguay 434 30 46 337 - 17 4
Peru 10,940 2,687 462 7,425 8 140 218
Philippines 53,287 14,857 7,657 30,345 9 17 402
Poland 5,603 887 798 3,512 363 11 32
Portugal 1,006 62 197 704 18 15 10
Qatar 272 51 54 106 43 18 -
Romania 3,554 270 562 2,224 403 91 4
Russia 9,297 555 1,627 4,781 1,815 499 20
Rwanda 1,357 20 20 100 258 956 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 250 74 4 172 - - -
Saint Lucia 777 104 32 628 D D D
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 422 75 28 314 D D 1
Samoa 219 D D 211 - - -
Sao Tome and Principe 12 D D 9 - - -
Saudi Arabia 2,117 316 318 901 271 307 4
Senegal 1,533 137 63 1,085 117 86 45
Serbia 1,351 108 122 859 239 22 1
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 202 7 36 98 - 56 5
Seychelles 16 D D 10 - - -
Sierra Leone 1,535 128 10 949 324 121 3
Singapore 812 42 431 316 15 5 3
Sint Maarten 42 - 6 33 - 3 -
Slovakia 483 19 89 339 28 7 1
Slovenia 119 D 35 69 9 3 D
Somalia 6,958 177 13 1,489 80 5,199 -
South Africa 3,023 112 932 1,433 231 307 8
South Sudan 124 3 - 100 7 14 -
Soviet Union (former) 1,042 16 153 568 4 296 5
Spain 3,519 118 1,321 1,383 151 540 6
Sri Lanka 1,913 254 477 634 296 241 11
Sudan 3,159 111 28 726 1,256 1,037 1
Suriname 156 44 9 97 D D -
Swaziland 20 - D D D - -
Sweden 1,144 27 444 617 46 7 3
Switzerland 743 21 291 369 45 16 1
Syria 4,800 1,170 241 1,850 114 1,416 9
Taiwan 5,120 841 2,083 2,052 137 D D
Tajikistan 593 29 52 179 289 42 2
Tanzania 788 51 59 420 28 226 4
Thailand 7,039 300 362 3,612 32 2,651 82
Togo 1,938 201 11 899 710 114 3
Tonga 283 48 8 221 4 - 2
Trinidad and Tobago 3,469 614 242 2,556 21 5 31
Tunisia 518 17 55 366 64 14 2
Turkey 4,469 227 1,154 1,900 1,000 179 9
Turkmenistan 235 15 29 98 75 18 -
Turks and Caicos Islands 39 5 D 28 D D -
Uganda 1,649 86 109 663 152 623 16
Ukraine 10,422 986 930 5,404 1,915 1,175 12
United Arab Emirates 1,370 247 382 388 137 197 19
United Kingdom 12,673 565 5,132 6,848 76 28 24
United States 468 D 30 364 D 30 28
Uruguay 972 31 112 763 4 33 29
Uzbekistan 4,359 588 133 903 2,500 225 10
Venezuela 10,772 818 2,550 5,490 724 1,135 55
Vietnam 41,451 21,845 1,261 18,172 - 115 58
Virgin Islands, British 40 8 5 27 - - -
Yemen 13,040 4,049 26 8,407 421 134 3
Zambia 487 22 78 280 15 91 1
Zimbabwe 815 76 143 399 66 123 8
All other countries 1 52 D 10 28 6 D -
Unknown 1,724 371 54 1,161 60 43 35

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 lawful permanent residents.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 18, 2017

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