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Table 34. Aliens Apprehended 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 34. Aliens Apprehended By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Region of Nationality 2014 1,2 2015 2016 4
   Total 679,996 462,388 530,250
Africa 3,308 2,296 2,040
Asia 11,131 9,825 12,267
Europe 3,915 2,379 3,818
North America 648,576 439,102 501,754
Oceania 369 241 157
South America 12,174 8,284 9,875
Unknown 523 261 339

 

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Country of Nationality 20141,2 2015 2016 4
   Total 679,996 462,388 530,250
Afghanistan 66 71 84
Albania 408 91 152
Algeria 42 26 38
Angola 13 11 6
Antigua and Barbuda 31 21 16
Argentina 212 123 82
Armenia 161 88 87
Australia 50 30 21
Austria 5 9 4
Azerbaijan 38 23 22
Bahamas 196 185 151
Bangladesh 476 467 796
Barbados 47 28 20
Belarus 20 15 18
Belgium 13 11 15
Belize 258 140 150
Benin 10 19 8
Bermuda 8 4 D
Bhutan 7 22 14
Bolivia 194 116 107
Bosnia and Herzegovina 131 115 103
Brazil 1,643 1,911 3,738
Bulgaria 49 36 28
Burkina Faso 17 6 15
Burma 48 47 56
Burundi 22 9 20
Cabo Verde 35 32 34
Cambodia 147 130 203
Cameroon 70 47 54
Canada 775 648 509
Cayman Islands 4 3 3
Central African Republic 8 D 6
Chad 13 8 5
Chile 116 82 87
China, People's Republic 2,601 1,875 3,197
Colombia 1,522 1,351 1,209
Congo, Democratic Republic 31 17 39
Congo, Republic 26 13 29
Costa Rica 378 213 214
Cote d'Ivoire 45 34 17
Croatia 13 16 5
Cuba 2,872 2,281 3,061
Czechia 35 23 26
Czechoslovakia (former) 12 7 6
Denmark 9 4 4
Dominica 24 15 18
Dominican Republic 3,455 2,797 2,770
Ecuador 6,276 3,438 3,472
Egypt 181 147 117
El Salvador 79,321 51,200 78,983
Equatorial Guinea 3 D D
Eritrea 52 45 33
Estonia 16 12 12
Ethiopia 152 93 70
Fiji 35 22 22
France 107 40 52
Gabon 15 D 3
Gambia 69 33 41
Georgia 52 29 50
Germany 103 79 87
Ghana 212 138 174
Greece 35 13 28
Grenada 33 24 13
Guatemala 97,151 66,982 84,649
Guinea 69 34 49
Guinea-Bissau D D D
Guyana 248 196 142
Haiti 1,810 1,124 1,113
Honduras 106,928 42,433 61,222
Hong Kong 25 18 21
Hungary 76 54 42
Iceland 5 D 4
India 2,106 2,967 4,123
Indonesia 102 52 39
Iran 223 154 111
Iraq 173 152 156
Ireland 47 29 37
Israel 303 235 92
Italy 116 86 81
Jamaica 1,677 1,176 1,012
Japan 43 18 11
Jordan 282 293 167
Kazakhstan 75 45 25
Kenya 423 415 189
Korea, South 349 255 188
Kosovo 17 20 38
Kuwait 22 34 18
Kyrgyzstan 52 40 18
Laos 335 184 194
Latvia 41 39 10
Lebanon 117 94 58
Liberia 176 143 152
Libya 36 22 16
Lithuania 48 27 24
Macau 5 D -
Macedonia 22 19 22
Malawi 13 7 6
Malaysia 30 14 9
Mali 89 40 32
Marshall Islands 66 34 26
Mauritania 25 14 12
Mexico 350,177 267,885 265,747
Micronesia, Federated States 95 80 -
Moldova 57 63 37
Mongolia 52 27 27
Montenegro 11 9 7
Montserrat 4 D D
Morocco 135 95 61
Nepal 555 443 580
Netherlands 45 44 16
Netherlands Antilles (former) 3 3 4
New Zealand 34 23 12
Nicaragua 2,912 1,577 1,756
Niger 34 24 11
Nigeria 396 274 253
Norway 4 - 5
Pakistan 350 287 522
Palau 23 10 20
Panama 100 92 95
Paraguay 16 8 14
Peru 1,568 827 799
Philippines 592 334 263
Poland 266 205 136
Portugal 91 57 58
Romania 1,038 537 2,167
Russia 262 159 128
Rwanda 12 14 14
Saint Kitts and Nevis 20 21 7
Saint Lucia 44 30 21
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 31 15 17
Samoa 20 11 25
Saudi Arabia 226 276 189
Senegal 98 41 62
Serbia 40 20 19
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 58 29 21
Sierra Leone 96 65 44
Singapore 9 3 7
Slovakia 28 15 8
Slovenia D 4 D
Somalia 169 131 164
South Africa 63 43 34
South Sudan 21 14 19
Soviet Union (former) 64 19 23
Spain 129 84 62
Sri Lanka 95 128 57
Sudan 132 81 86
Suriname 8 8 6
Sweden 24 14 17
Switzerland 12 3 6
Syria 61 57 44
Taiwan 35 38 34
Tajikistan 35 36 16
Tanzania 129 42 26
Thailand 197 84 64
Togo 23 10 8
Tonga 44 26 27
Trinidad and Tobago 303 195 190
Tunisia 46 31 19
Turkey 243 194 183
Turkmenistan 9 11 5
Turks and Caicos Islands 5 7 4
Uganda 28 14 14
Ukraine 183 154 111
United Arab Emirates 9 8 3
United Kingdom 268 213 195
Uruguay 91 44 29
Uzbekistan 109 73 45
Venezuela 280 180 190
Vietnam 634 433 449
Virgin Islands, British 4 D D
Yemen 67 71 35
Zambia 27 19 17
Zimbabwe 36 22 24
All other countries 3 41 40 32
Unknown 523 261 339

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Beginning in 2008 data include administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO.

2 Beginning in 2009 data include administrative arrests conducted under the 287(g) program.

3 Includes countries with less than 10 aliens apprehended per year.

4 The counting methodology for administrative arrests by ICE ERO was revised to align with ICE ERO reporting for 2016; for earlier years, only one administrative arrests could be counted for the same person on the same day.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: November 30, 2017

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