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Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region And Country Of Last Residence: 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 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2016
Region of Last Residence 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 110,754 11,914 4,170 51,232 19,118 24,006 314
Asia 442,854 103,819 75,666 173,212 15,403 61,284 13,470
Europe 98,043 7,098 22,547 50,121 11,911 6,108 258
North America 427,068 96,707 22,046 229,256 927 61,915 16,217
Oceania 6,489 638 1,731 3,307 743 50 20
South America 75,571 13,198 9,675 47,703 776 2,936 1,283
Unknown 22,726 4,713 2,058 11,875 987 1,126 1,967

 

Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2016
Country of Last Residence 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 11,622 285 21 912 127 307 9,970
Albania 5,355 772 54 2,794 1,573 156 6
Algeria 2,632 418 29 905 1,258 21 1
Angola 185 11 37 78 30 28 1
Anguilla 20 4 - 15 - - 1
Antigua and Barbuda 365 113 14 237 - - 1
Argentina 3,783 176 1,168 2,228 29 105 77
Armenia 3,602 297 90 1,711 1,258 240 6
Aruba 34 - 3 31 - - -
Australia 4,173 235 1,422 2,028 464 9 15
Austria 1,621 31 166 247 44 1,126 7
Azerbaijan 559 20 56 239 188 54 2
Bahamas 683 39 83 549 3 7 2
Bahrain 197 23 51 81 12 29 1
Bangladesh 18,204 9,690 527 7,676 - 273 38
Barbados 384 79 42 259 - - 4
Belarus 2,078 97 255 718 792 214 2
Belgium 821 32 365 364 47 13 -
Belize 878 192 57 589 5 12 23
Benin 571 21 14 271 239 26 -
Bermuda 144 D 47 82 D - -
Bhutan 193 - D 38 D 144 -
Bolivia 1,481 275 85 1,023 22 39 37
Bosnia and Herzegovina 864 108 51 611 59 30 5
Botswana 122 10 26 47 8 30 1
Brazil 13,528 571 3,341 9,289 17 151 159
Brunei 28 D 15 9 - D -
Bulgaria 2,560 156 242 1,397 710 50 5
Burkina Faso 702 37 11 266 189 196 3
Burma 2,263 460 36 691 112 964 -
Burundi 410 8 11 46 41 303 1
Cabo Verde 2,218 1,068 3 1,140 3 3 1
Cambodia 2,982 454 65 2,143 280 34 6
Cameroon 4,728 457 76 1,868 1,566 753 8
Canada 19,349 1,672 8,901 8,215 276 107 178
Cayman Islands 115 20 7 82 - 6 -
Central African Republic 66 - D 22 D 39 -
Chad 197 5 4 23 7 158 -
Chile 1,711 99 386 1,152 5 50 19
China, People's Republic 77,658 16,496 18,077 30,456 35 12,399 195
Colombia 16,830 2,791 1,132 12,162 10 607 128
Congo, Democratic Republic 4,115 187 19 802 2,691 416 -
Congo, Republic 292 4 20 89 30 147 2
Costa Rica 2,295 165 264 1,774 5 56 31
Cote d'Ivoire 1,420 117 16 687 333 244 23
Croatia 348 14 58 221 22 33 -
Cuba 66,120 4,251 12 4,402 523 56,925 7
Curacao 37 D 8 23 - D -
Cyprus 160 16 26 91 20 7 -
Czechia 637 11 147 435 38 4 2
Czechoslovakia (former) 81 D 32 41 - D 4
Denmark 562 19 268 241 26 6 2
Djibouti 3,232 832 8 2,040 33 318 1
Dominica 277 143 D 125 4 D -
Dominican Republic 60,613 28,163 350 31,836 - 114 150
Ecuador 10,779 2,999 669 5,945 4 630 532
Egypt 13,367 1,125 816 4,419 3,341 3,646 20
El Salvador 21,268 6,402 1,825 11,052 - 882 1,107
Equatorial Guinea 25 - - 16 4 5 -
Eritrea 924 25 20 344 26 508 1
Estonia 195 D 31 136 17 D -
Ethiopia 13,699 1,745 140 4,868 1,950 4,984 12
Fiji 797 270 7 312 174 33 1
Finland 512 19 221 221 47 D D
France 5,473 256 2,507 2,350 311 38 11
French Polynesia 22 - - D D - -
Gabon 180 D D 108 11 54 1
Gambia 1,238 102 17 839 18 248 14
Georgia 1,488 133 59 837 398 59 2
Germany 5,895 268 1,849 3,321 375 55 27
Ghana 6,920 1,139 246 4,862 454 204 15
Greece 1,664 124 306 1,007 209 17 1
Grenada 564 74 36 442 D D 7
Guatemala 12,548 2,408 1,519 6,176 11 1,129 1,305
Guinea 1,447 123 14 705 221 363 21
Guinea-Bissau 30 4 - 23 - 3 -
Guyana 4,909 2,772 27 2,056 D D 32
Haiti 23,185 8,727 150 13,310 4 910 84
Honduras 12,996 2,248 1,298 8,181 23 449 797
Hong Kong 2,982 1,317 537 1,048 60 18 2
Hungary 999 23 236 636 88 15 1
Iceland 99 6 41 52 - - -
India 61,691 17,358 19,190 23,464 51 1,264 364
Indonesia 2,014 173 330 1,237 32 213 29
Iran 9,596 2,185 1,101 2,837 2,649 817 7
Iraq 12,021 168 33 940 69 8,868 1,943
Ireland 1,895 57 805 973 53 D D
Israel 4,652 249 1,893 2,249 182 68 11
Italy 4,385 247 1,250 2,272 351 254 11
Jamaica 22,833 5,642 774 16,309 - 56 52
Japan 5,709 199 1,860 3,444 176 19 11
Jordan 7,345 1,536 327 3,359 105 1,968 50
Kazakhstan 1,085 43 93 512 286 151 -
Kenya 8,594 446 355 3,120 1,009 3,635 29
Korea, North 22 D - D - - -
Korea, South 21,307 1,192 12,891 7,154 33 18 19
Kosovo 984 111 22 561 178 111 1
Kuwait 1,020 132 158 475 43 208 4
Kyrgyzstan 793 33 29 281 193 256 1
Laos 812 87 8 697 - 19 1
Latvia 366 34 48 262 19 D D
Lebanon 3,573 764 276 1,626 36 864 7
Lesotho 20 D - 14 - D D
Liberia 3,545 319 36 1,541 1,407 239 3
Libya 424 13 44 273 46 44 4
Lithuania 660 39 46 454 116 D D
Luxembourg 65 - 48 12 D D -
Macau 127 53 30 41 3 - -
Macedonia 1,213 192 33 710 252 22 4
Madagascar 72 D D 41 21 - -
Malawi 293 10 19 107 4 152 1
Malaysia 11,747 345 536 1,416 189 9,241 20
Maldives 17 D 4 7 - D -
Mali 613 39 23 323 20 189 19
Malta 478 D D 27 D 443 -
Marshall Islands 34 D D D - D D
Mauritania 291 8 14 117 13 138 1
Mauritius 80 4 26 42 8 - -
Mexico 172,726 34,541 6,127 118,619 23 1,091 12,325
Moldova 2,740 138 64 780 1,306 451 1
Monaco 14 D 8 D - - -
Mongolia 730 26 109 342 131 107 15
Montenegro 374 97 10 247 6 11 3
Montserrat 12 D - 6 D - -
Morocco 4,447 416 91 2,894 998 39 9
Mozambique 187 3 7 37 - 140 -
Namibia 192 D 11 31 D 147 -
Nepal 16,704 970 1,305 2,955 3,147 8,298 29
Netherlands 1,550 71 669 728 63 14 5
Netherlands Antilles (former) 20 - 7 13 - - -
New Caledonia 13 5 5 3 - - -
New Zealand 939 84 288 471 95 - 1
Nicaragua 3,397 756 70 2,343 12 121 95
Niger 110 7 14 82 7 - -
Nigeria 13,915 2,229 783 10,675 36 160 32
Norway 404 20 116 251 11 4 2
Oman 219 34 54 67 31 27 6
Pakistan 18,645 6,917 1,693 9,108 13 878 36
Palau 17 - - 17 - - -
Panama 1,130 169 122 800 11 22 6
Papua New Guinea 20 D D 10 3 4 -
Paraguay 400 25 32 322 - 17 4
Peru 10,519 2,604 402 7,154 4 139 216
Philippines 50,609 14,419 6,505 29,264 7 14 400
Poland 5,287 845 648 3,392 358 11 33
Portugal 1,017 84 177 714 15 19 8
Qatar 653 79 136 233 161 44 -
Romania 3,322 251 410 2,107 353 197 4
Russia 9,280 585 1,548 4,638 1,803 688 18
Rwanda 2,274 18 13 109 284 1,847 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 243 63 3 177 - - -
Saint Lucia 766 106 30 617 D D 10
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 392 68 27 291 D D D
Samoa 189 D D 185 - - -
Saudi Arabia 2,812 382 409 1,276 504 239 2
Senegal 1,553 143 48 1,096 119 105 42
Serbia 1,343 115 100 867 240 20 1
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 156 5 27 85 - 35 4
Seychelles 18 D D 9 - - -
Sierra Leone 1,398 109 9 872 312 93 3
Singapore 1,728 124 1,125 435 27 13 4
Sint Maarten 86 19 10 57 - - -
Slovakia 581 19 74 317 24 146 1
Slovenia 110 6 26 69 6 D D
Somalia 660 15 4 167 23 451 -
South Africa 3,441 148 771 1,479 329 705 9
South Sudan 67 D - 47 13 D -
Soviet Union (former) 571 16 13 498 4 37 3
Spain 4,018 234 1,395 1,598 197 588 6
Sri Lanka 1,730 228 382 572 255 283 10
Sudan 2,200 107 21 654 1,007 410 1
Suriname 130 29 4 92 D D -
Swaziland 28 D D 19 5 - -
Sweden 1,325 74 498 676 56 9 12
Switzerland 1,090 41 578 403 50 17 1
Syria 3,800 660 160 1,146 50 1,774 10
Taiwan 5,062 862 1,997 2,062 131 D D
Tajikistan 527 19 44 161 246 57 -
Tanzania 906 47 61 416 28 350 4
Thailand 10,296 285 381 3,586 32 5,931 81
Togo 1,898 193 7 888 705 102 3
Tonga 255 37 5 210 D - D
Trinidad and Tobago 3,448 596 232 2,558 16 15 31
Tunisia 570 17 41 335 58 117 2
Turkey 8,635 248 1,059 1,977 1,018 4,281 52
Turkmenistan 186 13 21 82 59 11 -
Turks and Caicos Islands 56 D 9 37 - D -
Uganda 2,938 83 82 745 149 1,865 14
Ukraine 10,153 951 800 5,333 1,829 1,222 18
United Arab Emirates 3,051 506 751 925 374 438 57
United Kingdom 14,887 918 6,294 7,345 257 37 36
Uruguay 911 16 96 737 3 32 27
Uzbekistan 4,138 550 79 823 2,472 203 11
Venezuela 10,590 841 2,333 5,543 679 1,142 52
Vietnam 40,412 21,277 1,121 17,893 - 63 58
Virgin Islands, British 82 20 15 47 - - -
Yemen 7,447 2,504 7 4,612 206 116 2
Zambia 594 25 54 282 14 218 1
Zimbabwe 700 57 88 344 47 157 7
All other countries 1 50 2 6 33 6 3 -
Unknown 22,726 4,713 2,058 11,875 987 1,126 1,967

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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