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Table 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively 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 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Region of Nationality 2014 2015 2016
   Total 8,672 8,184 8,726
Africa 1,636 1,347 1,288
Asia 5,426 4,802 4,262
Europe 636 534 499
North America 733 1,302 2,545
Oceania D D -
South America 204 164 120
Unknown D D 12

 

Table 19. Individuals Granted Asylum Defensively By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Country of Nationality 2014 2015 2016
   Total 8,672 8,184 8,726
Afghanistan 18 14 22
Albania 64 76 95
Argentina - D D
Armenia 47 21 19
Azerbaijan 10 11 D
Bangladesh 52 91 93
Belarus 54 35 25
Benin 4 10 D
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 D D
Brazil 5 4 7
Bulgaria 10 D 6
Burkina Faso 61 52 71
Burma 30 20 17
Burundi 31 18 28
Cambodia D D -
Cameroon 110 92 113
Canada D - 5
Central African Republic D D D
Chad 7 D 4
China, People's Republic 3,975 3,610 3,103
Colombia 64 56 25
Congo, Democratic Republic 25 21 8
Congo, Republic 21 15 29
Cote d'Ivoire 48 35 17
Cuba 10 11 7
Djibouti D 12 D
Dominican Republic 11 6 9
Ecuador 19 44 43
Egypt 241 138 149
El Salvador 182 305 753
Eritrea 162 138 152
Estonia - D -
Ethiopia 315 248 181
Fiji D - -
Gambia 75 53 44
Georgia 14 8 9
Ghana 14 36 65
Greece 8 D D
Guatemala 174 373 632
Guinea 58 40 49
Guyana D D -
Haiti 51 63 27
Honduras 154 309 620
India 370 299 309
Indonesia 43 25 11
Iran 58 37 58
Iraq 80 54 26
Israel D D -
Jamaica 5 7 6
Jordan 6 D 4
Kazakhstan 31 16 18
Kenya 46 21 10
Kosovo 29 18 18
Kyrgyzstan 35 48 49
Laos D D -
Lebanon 4 D 7
Liberia 12 6 6
Macedonia 4 D D
Mali 57 33 25
Mauritania 23 28 12
Mexico 120 204 464
Moldova 70 41 32
Mongolia 20 8 8
Morocco 4 6 D
Nepal 296 256 265
Nicaragua 16 19 19
Niger D 7 D
Nigeria 58 65 60
Niue D D -
Pakistan 91 53 70
Peru 17 20 17
Philippines D D D
Romania 20 27 37
Russia 116 100 78
Rwanda 44 15 18
Senegal 16 20 7
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 30 18 19
Sierra Leone 9 5 5
Somalia 118 169 153
South Africa D D -
Soviet Union (former) 157 159 129
Sri Lanka 75 47 34
Sudan 14 19 23
Syria 63 101 75
Tajikistan 13 7 10
Tanzania D D D
Togo 9 10 D
Turkey 4 14 4
Turkmenistan 4 4 D
Uganda 22 11 15
Ukraine 52 41 47
Uzbekistan 37 24 14
Venezuela 92 34 27
Vietnam D D D
Yemen 18 7 9
Zimbabwe 7 D D
All other countries 68 46 51
Unknown 1 D D 12

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes admissions from Palestinian Territory.

Note: In this table, data are withheld for any cell with a count of 1, 2, or 3, and for any associated cell that could be used to reveal such a count through calculation.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice.

Last Published Date: January 8, 2018

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