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Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region And Country Of Citizenship: 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 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2016
Region of Citizen-shipTotal Temp-orary Workers and Families1Workers in Specialty Occu-pations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agri-cultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agri-cultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achieve-ment
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Enter-tainers
(P1 to P3)
Intra-company Trans-ferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Invest-ors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total3,896,674534,365348,052119,457130,589125,406677,583473,2111,488,011
Africa28,0746,4452,4401,9671,3922,0786,2323737,147
Asia948,350353,360931,22311,11810,719155,895129,931286,011
Europe659,39765,9515954,65969,57225,383208,280150,294134,663
North America2,037,77680,614343,700111,24632,64977,719246,936135,2551,009,657
Oceania82,0373,188197807,5052,47314,65243,73610,206
South America140,02424,5061,0002748,3046,98545,34713,52940,079
Unknown1,016301278494924193248

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) By Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2016
Country of CitizenshipTotal Temp-orary Workers and Families1Workers in Specialty Occu-pations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agri-cultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agri-cultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achieve-ment
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Enter-tainers
(P1 to P3)
Intra-company Trans-ferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Invest-ors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total3,896,674534,365348,052119,457130,589125,406677,583473,2111,488,011
Afghanistan354----6619
Albania554282-DD98314178
Algeria38260---57943168
Andorra7716--3-16-42
Angola42918--2452047171
Antigua and Barbuda12036-67259-37
Argentina23,2872,70410461,5751,4296,8164,8085,899
Armenia450103--591003820130
Australia474,1602,11385426,1512,08011,93343,6728,084
Austria8,355764DD7894343,0381,7711,542
Azerbaijan29861--20165624121
Bahamas807335--3510019610131
Bahrain10939--DD45-21
Bangladesh1,530498--15831345795
Barbados566139-1092123103-99
Belarus1,282155-D95163372D484
Belgium12,356962-D1,198D4,6782,4182,771
Belize458782328333717-17
Benin7535D-4D17-16
Bhutan166---D-D6
Bolivia1,191456D-3664290D314
Bosnia and Herzegovina25565--691331347
Botswana12737D-DD22-61
Brazil50,9626,14325962,0221,45322,59389017,740
Brunei203----11-6
Bulgaria2,69881510296146165417550299
Burkina Faso12148--31011940
Burma13553--D915D53
Burundi2616--6DD--
Cabo Verde485--1223--8
Cambodia10113--D21D2636
Cameroon389184--115140895
Canada1,140,59456,9324,0975,38522,01335,258194,41568,306754,188
Central African Republic125-DDD-DD
ChadD-------D
Chile9,4453,16522524351881,7311,0722,780
China, People's Republic587,28842,8971271,3752,18718,99054121,279
Colombia20,9834,478DD1,7831,3474,7044,0914,535
ComorosDD------D
Congo, Democratic Republic9912--D4011D24
Congo, Republic26D-D-D9-13
Costa Rica4,194698119308142471,6921741,014
Cote d'Ivoire19276--121246-46
Croatia1,558357-13166151447115309
Cuba8737--4876251041
Cyprus458171--83D152D47
Czechia4,346340-1703205561,548514898
Denmark611,563667DD1,7183794,0551,5753,147
Djibouti3----D-D-
Dominica6117--3299DD
Dominican Republic7,626801551783623,921807411,461
Ecuador2,9718269131629389590883
Egypt4,0531,06126-247291,1361101,444
El Salvador2,422534665852329241114497
Equatorial Guinea11D----D-6
Eritrea11D-----D6
Estonia66677-D14069168D153
Ethiopia570130--23261514101
Fiji7312---186-37
Finland7,421482-DD6672,9125122,376
France799,20110,023DD6,5001,89230,24728,02522,504
Gabon216----5-10
Gambia2610---D10D-
Georgia394140--2783561276
Germany91,5106,616DD5,0611,53523,53542,08312,675
Ghana946433--27104116-266
Greece4,3541,604-165543201,035181644
Grenada16071--418312511
Guatemala7,5017331,6473,58613426549534607
Guinea816--34214-16
Guyana12730---196765
Haiti8836565D3641710D285
Holy SeeD-------D
Honduras3,33957931981613256400491465
Hungary4,2985333493935541,496381,232
Iceland1,183245--230D271D348
India524,414269,262-61,4182,99060,521238189,979
Indonesia2,211711--974458230747
Iran465163--40144325180
Iraq11842--DD33-40
Ireland24,0103,550743242,2781,6458,7713,2464,122
Israel21,1062,646-51,8025366,4292,4367,252
Italy49,9045,925DD4,62995212,87418,2217,280
Jamaica18,1385994,4209,5872,15865721175431
Japan182,0624,965DD2,4311,75441,059104,20827,406
Jordan930401--34811935333
Kazakhstan707112--413816469283
Kenya1,165474--142421545276
Kiribati19-------19
Korea, NorthDD-----DD
Korea, South49,0738,445-61,5061,47012,23211,90113,513
Kosovo8523--51361226
Kuwait13443--16-32-43
Kyrgyzstan7817--D98D36
Laos42----34-35
Latvia800110--21113711789136
Lebanon1,885804--1488141723412
Lesotho136---D--D
Liberia30D--1211--D
Libya9627--D-D-53
Liechtenstein50D--10-21D9
Lithuania1,08796-15120765242110216
Luxembourg31950--49101531740
Macedonia28091-11414653533
Madagascar2811D--DDD12
Malawi6517---1415-19
Malaysia5,1711,239--131402,357391,365
Maldives12D------D
Mali10322-D1051D-17
Malta17324--8489642
Mauritania244---106-4
Mauritius21689D-DD611249
Mexico843,48017,626332,44590,3017,13534,47746,71765,568249,211
Moldova40812744253120394118
Monaco568--3654-3
Mongolia33990--784155588
Morocco8816276--213016691232
Mozambique628--DD18-31
Namibia595D-9-11D29
NauruD-------D
Nepal1,6041,076D-52093D405
Netherlands927,1331,8227403,71290410,4243,8376,387
New Zealand107,6601,061112381,3533752,711641,946
Nicaragua1,410241441114915418310258
Niger316-D11-10-D
Nigeria3,1761,397-47512252131,054
Norway6,900438-D979D1,6951,7031,702
Oman7413----19-42
Pakistan5,5981,828--712368764212,166
Palau4---D---D
Panama1,61327438682226342288312
Papua New Guinea6-----D-D
Paraguay458102--17358074150
Peru5,7691,834893222164231,128771,176
Philippines17,0613,725569113531882,8055988,425
Poland9,0471,25532177457713,1323692,555
Portugal6,355952-186452132,7931471,587
Qatar354----20-11
Romania4,6681,0372075632512131,250225922
Russia14,9952,300-41,5562,0094,1201734,833
Rwanda8954--D-26-D
Saint Kitts and Nevis10634--613171323
Saint Lucia9761--8412-12
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6516--12267-4
Samoa33-----D-D
San Marino7----D--D
Saudi Arabia1,739171-DDD606D921
Senegal27083--5168DD48
Serbia and Montenegro (former)2,018400353824917325443358
Seychelles3D------D
Sierra Leone3314--444-7
Singapore7,6583,266--14972,0982011,937
Slovakia2,030217DD175155667275444
Slovenia972175-511846192302134
Solomon Islands3-------3
Somalia3D------D
South Africa11,8861,0502,4021,9586894513,068572,211
South Sudan7D------D
Spain50,7495,996DD3,6301,05214,95414,75410,297
Sri Lanka1,383531--194728647453
Sudan5921--5-DD28
Suriname6321--6--2412
Swaziland45D--DD19-14
Sweden18,8911,449DD2,8721,6085,6253,0384,285
Switzerland11,0831,148DD1,1642664,1292,0112,362
Syria19235---14309104
Taiwan18,3565,231--6522423,1625,4713,598
Tajikistan4125--D---D
Tanzania271136--243011-70
Thailand2,829734237112108442674729
Timor-LesteDD--D-D-D
Togo4229------13
Tonga61-------61
Trinidad and Tobago3,263738--324612847191551
Tunisia38398--2058340137
Turkey9,3262,755-42358351,4652,7691,902
Turkmenistan437---D13D16
Uganda677166-DD33548-120
Ukraine7,2041,1121306365026731,6761912,284
United Arab Emirates16461--DD59-39
United Kingdom11168,49513,634851,34927,6566,53060,70123,60734,933
Uruguay1,599336DD1544157394362
Uzbekistan28382--93034-128
Vanuatu17D------D
Venezuela23,1694,411-D1,898D6,5312,2726,163
Vietnam2,321869--8820334626789
Yemen55D--D-20-26
Zambia13050--DD14359
Zimbabwe6412374-42421669141
Unknown1,016301278494924193248

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes principals and dependents (CW1, CW2, E1 to E3, H1B, H1B1, H1C, H2A, H2B, H2R, H3, H4, I1, L1, L2, O1 to O3, P1 to P4, Q1, R1, R2, TD and TN admissions).

2 Issuances of H2R (returning H2B workers not subject to annual numerical limits) ceased at the end of 2007.

3 Includes principals and dependents.

4 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

5 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

6 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

7 France includes France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna.

8 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.

9 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

10 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.

11 United Kingdom includes the United Kingdom, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Notes: Admissions represent counts of events, i.e., arrivals, not unique individuals; multiple entries of an individual on the same day are counted as one admission.

The majority of short-term admissions from Canada and Mexico are excluded.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 01/09/2018
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