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Table 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Region And Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 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 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Region of Nationality201420152016
   Total14,62417,78711,729
Africa4,3353,7552,067
Asia7,4336,5894,407
Europe574724482
North America1,5975,7674,218
Oceania2147
South America629901520
Unknown354728

 

Table 17. Individuals Granted Asylum Affirmatively By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Country of Nationality201420152016
   Total14,62417,78711,729
Afghanistan10515681
Albania32227
Algeria864
Angola8357
Armenia884612
Azerbaijan151614
Bahrain3D-
Bangladesh13713144
Belarus487217
BhutanD4-
BoliviaD44
Bosnia and Herzegovina36D
Brazil243018
Bulgaria18124
Burkina Faso644229
Burma34437
Burundi707447
Cambodia9--
Cameroon11410136
Central African Republic15144
Chad1096
China, People's Republic3,9142,5801,382
Colombia24524276
Congo, Democratic Republic466634
Congo, Republic556128
Cote d'Ivoire273917
Cuba1164
Djibouti134639
Dominican Republic373
Ecuador1513782
Egypt2,5801,513690
El Salvador1831,8601,404
Eritrea151244255
Ethiopia510616304
Fiji2047
Gambia558061
Georgia172227
Ghana7512
Guatemala3111,7001,317
Guinea236025
Guyana103-
Haiti473346100
Honduras891,099885
India113174174
Indonesia261313
Iran572639381
Iraq533697611
Israel4D10
Jamaica334125
Jordan464844
Kazakhstan607145
Kenya625432
Kosovo325116
Kuwait6147
Kyrgyzstan9610068
Laos5DD
Lebanon212329
Liberia323719
Libya194740
Macedonia114D
MadagascarD--
Malaysia833
Mali386839
Mauritania445030
Mexico469662455
Moldova556767
Mongolia304129
Morocco496
Nepal256361236
Nicaragua113220
Niger5312
Nigeria519871
Pakistan269264268
Peru11189
Philippines449
Romania10D8
Russia218305209
Rwanda556756
Saudi Arabia333947
Senegal1199
Serbia and Montenegro (former)28167
Sierra Leone29137
Somalia311310
Sri Lanka303021
Sudan5810349
Syria849865660
Tajikistan201720
Tanzania1033
Togo222412
Tunisia6810
Turkey51711
Turkmenistan5107
Uganda638245
Ukraine95143125
United Arab Emirates101514
Uzbekistan586371
Venezuela318466328
Vietnam12128
Yemen305845
Zimbabwe193310
All other countries 1717043
Unknown354728

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 individuals granted asylum affirmatively per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 01/08/2018
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