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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 Nationality2014 1,220152016 4
   Total679,996462,388530,250
Africa3,3082,2962,040
Asia11,1319,82512,267
Europe3,9152,3793,818
North America648,576439,102501,754
Oceania369241157
South America12,1748,2849,875
Unknown523261339

 

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Country of Nationality20141,220152016 4
   Total679,996462,388530,250
Afghanistan667184
Albania40891152
Algeria422638
Angola13116
Antigua and Barbuda312116
Argentina21212382
Armenia1618887
Australia503021
Austria594
Azerbaijan382322
Bahamas196185151
Bangladesh476467796
Barbados472820
Belarus201518
Belgium131115
Belize258140150
Benin10198
Bermuda84D
Bhutan72214
Bolivia194116107
Bosnia and Herzegovina131115103
Brazil1,6431,9113,738
Bulgaria493628
Burkina Faso17615
Burma484756
Burundi22920
Cabo Verde353234
Cambodia147130203
Cameroon704754
Canada775648509
Cayman Islands433
Central African Republic8D6
Chad1385
Chile1168287
China, People's Republic2,6011,8753,197
Colombia1,5221,3511,209
Congo, Democratic Republic311739
Congo, Republic261329
Costa Rica378213214
Cote d'Ivoire453417
Croatia13165
Cuba2,8722,2813,061
Czechia352326
Czechoslovakia (former)1276
Denmark944
Dominica241518
Dominican Republic3,4552,7972,770
Ecuador6,2763,4383,472
Egypt181147117
El Salvador79,32151,20078,983
Equatorial Guinea3DD
Eritrea524533
Estonia161212
Ethiopia1529370
Fiji352222
France1074052
Gabon15D3
Gambia693341
Georgia522950
Germany1037987
Ghana212138174
Greece351328
Grenada332413
Guatemala97,15166,98284,649
Guinea693449
Guinea-BissauDDD
Guyana248196142
Haiti1,8101,1241,113
Honduras106,92842,43361,222
Hong Kong251821
Hungary765442
Iceland5D4
India2,1062,9674,123
Indonesia1025239
Iran223154111
Iraq173152156
Ireland472937
Israel30323592
Italy1168681
Jamaica1,6771,1761,012
Japan431811
Jordan282293167
Kazakhstan754525
Kenya423415189
Korea, South349255188
Kosovo172038
Kuwait223418
Kyrgyzstan524018
Laos335184194
Latvia413910
Lebanon1179458
Liberia176143152
Libya362216
Lithuania482724
Macau5D-
Macedonia221922
Malawi1376
Malaysia30149
Mali894032
Marshall Islands663426
Mauritania251412
Mexico350,177267,885265,747
Micronesia, Federated States9580-
Moldova576337
Mongolia522727
Montenegro1197
Montserrat4DD
Morocco1359561
Nepal555443580
Netherlands454416
Netherlands Antilles (former)334
New Zealand342312
Nicaragua2,9121,5771,756
Niger342411
Nigeria396274253
Norway4-5
Pakistan350287522
Palau231020
Panama1009295
Paraguay16814
Peru1,568827799
Philippines592334263
Poland266205136
Portugal915758
Romania1,0385372,167
Russia262159128
Rwanda121414
Saint Kitts and Nevis20217
Saint Lucia443021
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines311517
Samoa201125
Saudi Arabia226276189
Senegal984162
Serbia402019
Serbia and Montenegro (former)582921
Sierra Leone966544
Singapore937
Slovakia28158
SloveniaD4D
Somalia169131164
South Africa634334
South Sudan211419
Soviet Union (former)641923
Spain1298462
Sri Lanka9512857
Sudan1328186
Suriname886
Sweden241417
Switzerland1236
Syria615744
Taiwan353834
Tajikistan353616
Tanzania1294226
Thailand1978464
Togo23108
Tonga442627
Trinidad and Tobago303195190
Tunisia463119
Turkey243194183
Turkmenistan9115
Turks and Caicos Islands574
Uganda281414
Ukraine183154111
United Arab Emirates983
United Kingdom268213195
Uruguay914429
Uzbekistan1097345
Venezuela280180190
Vietnam634433449
Virgin Islands, British4DD
Yemen677135
Zambia271917
Zimbabwe362224
All other countries 3414032
Unknown523261339

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 Updated: 11/30/2017
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