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Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017

The 2017 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 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Region Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017
Region of Birth Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Africa 118,824 51,138 13,899 5,014 21,927 26,615 231
Asia 424,743 156,133 95,788 83,962 15,722 52,003 21,135
Europe 84,335 42,202 6,400 20,059 11,367 4,103 204
North America 413,650 215,631 100,479 16,405 571 60,617 19,947
Oceania 5,071 2,714 463 1,210 632 36 16
South America 79,076 47,783 14,801 11,162 1,347 2,582 1,401
Unknown 1,468 907 408 43 26 47 37

 

Table 10. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017
Country of Birth Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Afghanistan 19,538 1,112 345 39 159 1,013 16,870
Albania 5,722 2,154 1,083 70 2,330 78 7
Algeria 2,139 589 137 63 1,333 15 2
Angola 209 103 20 24 19 38 5
Anguilla 23 14 9 - - - -
Antigua and Barbuda 322 194 114 D D - -
Argentina 3,482 2,029 139 1,134 33 87 60
Armenia 3,437 1,301 352 119 1,488 171 6
Aruba 47 31 D 8 - D -
Australia 2,906 1,569 79 926 325 3 4
Austria 387 205 13 136 27 5 1
Azerbaijan 881 341 62 52 359 66 1
Bahamas 725 559 74 80 3 5 4
Bahrain 130 38 25 50 5 9 3
Bangladesh 14,693 6,089 7,711 752 - 114 27
Barbados 373 249 85 32 D D D
Belarus 1,919 685 114 294 677 145 4
Belgium 625 274 11 281 48 9 2
Belize 746 541 165 15 D D 16
Benin 648 279 27 27 298 14 3
Bermuda 68 49 8 10 - - 1
Bhutan 2,940 46 3 6 10 2,873 2
Bolivia 1,510 1,032 281 108 18 29 42
Bosnia and Herzegovina 846 552 117 61 68 48 -
Botswana 112 40 5 18 3 46 -
Brazil 14,989 10,102 683 3,841 9 140 214
Brunei 24 D D 11 - D 1
Bulgaria 2,184 1,237 167 265 491 20 4
Burkina Faso 541 246 33 39 142 78 3
Burma 12,897 864 576 59 154 11,243 1
Burundi 1,094 92 13 7 80 902 -
Cabo Verde 2,618 1,203 1,405 4 D 3 D
Cambodia 4,056 2,938 731 139 231 10 7
Cameroon 4,668 2,088 507 78 1,559 432 4
Canada 11,484 5,687 644 4,793 54 65 241
Cayman Islands 67 25 D 15 D 17 -
Central African Republic 178 46 D D 7 117 -
Chad 205 35 - D D 150 -
Chile 1,625 1,067 80 382 5 72 19
China, People's Republic 71,565 27,683 15,773 19,221 19 8,700 169
Colombia 17,956 12,324 3,417 1,275 9 821 110
Congo, Democratic Republic 8,709 527 279 41 2,989 4,872 1
Congo, Republic 632 88 10 6 58 466 4
Costa Rica 2,184 1,703 151 236 18 49 27
Cote d'Ivoire 1,810 762 204 21 623 193 7
Croatia 375 209 33 92 21 20 -
Cuba 65,028 4,752 4,743 12 396 55,117 8
Curacao 34 15 10 D D D -
Cyprus 117 68 D 35 D D -
Czechia 582 419 12 111 30 5 5
Czechoslovakia (former) 52 27 D 18 - 4 D
Denmark 461 215 D 216 22 D 1
Djibouti 222 27 D D 36 142 -
Dominica 510 302 184 19 3 - 2
Dominican Republic 58,520 27,844 30,147 314 3 105 107
Ecuador 10,594 5,957 3,215 569 D D 602
Egypt 9,834 3,524 1,133 952 2,918 1,298 9
El Salvador 25,109 13,063 7,764 1,349 D D 1,614
Equatorial Guinea 20 15 - - - 5 -
Eritrea 2,449 757 266 22 106 1,298 -
Estonia 176 117 7 42 9 - 1
Ethiopia 14,637 6,256 2,301 209 2,608 3,247 16
Fiji 805 279 278 17 191 32 8
Finland 439 166 6 245 22 - -
France 4,782 2,007 153 2,334 253 29 6
French Polynesia 20 14 D D - - -
Gabon 150 93 16 8 13 19 1
Gambia 1,134 759 141 17 14 192 11
Georgia 1,629 824 132 89 534 48 2
Germany 4,662 2,622 173 1,546 267 34 20
Ghana 8,455 5,782 1,654 244 677 84 14
Greece 1,314 748 74 348 135 7 2
Grenada 544 394 106 36 3 - 5
Guatemala 13,198 6,294 2,700 1,184 7 1,513 1,500
Guinea 1,348 721 125 11 286 192 13
Guinea-Bissau 48 38 7 D D D -
Guyana 5,468 2,175 3,213 47 D D 16
Haiti 21,824 11,923 9,139 254 - 454 54
Honduras 11,387 6,636 1,920 1,137 36 737 921
Hong Kong 2,415 700 993 677 36 8 1
Hungary 972 585 37 242 86 19 3
Iceland 86 34 3 42 6 - 1
India 60,394 20,549 14,962 23,569 40 795 479
Indonesia 1,914 1,177 203 334 42 137 21
Iran 13,791 3,128 2,366 2,049 2,583 3,656 9
Iraq 14,203 1,594 325 58 173 9,536 2,517
Ireland 1,485 849 38 565 29 3 1
Israel 3,802 1,915 126 1,642 70 35 14
Italy 3,655 1,786 177 1,284 221 182 5
Jamaica 21,905 14,694 6,150 957 D D 54
Japan 4,635 2,733 187 1,541 158 7 9
Jordan 5,264 2,945 1,554 296 114 333 22
Kazakhstan 1,377 562 83 183 402 142 5
Kenya 6,957 3,119 527 361 1,290 1,637 23
Korea, North 32 14 D D - D 1
Korea, South 19,194 6,439 1,374 11,315 7 5 54
Kosovo 1,014 497 147 15 303 48 4
Kuwait 1,177 433 251 242 45 201 5
Kyrgyzstan 715 254 43 54 194 168 2
Laos 685 526 111 32 - 16 -
Latvia 359 259 17 57 19 4 3
Lebanon 2,818 1,462 850 363 65 76 2
Lesotho 24 17 - D D - -
Liberia 4,155 1,856 577 39 1,394 287 2
Libya 780 434 26 106 148 62 4
Lithuania 645 453 44 55 83 6 4
Luxembourg 33 14 D 16 D - -
Macau 109 D 53 30 D - -
Macedonia 1,027 544 210 35 229 9 -
Madagascar 60 28 D 17 11 D -
Malawi 228 91 5 20 7 104 1
Malaysia 4,109 698 183 478 54 2,693 3
Mali 544 338 42 16 33 105 10
Malta 75 18 D 8 - 48 -
Marshall Islands 23 D D D - - -
Mauritania 287 122 19 5 14 127 -
Mauritius 96 51 14 26 5 - -
Mexico 170,581 114,431 34,413 5,493 6 1,056 15,182
Moldova 2,480 773 87 122 1,206 286 6
Monaco 14 5 - 9 - - -
Mongolia 661 311 30 125 120 49 26
Montenegro 323 209 82 7 15 8 2
Montserrat 12 12 - - - - -
Morocco 4,229 2,371 354 131 1,346 19 8
Mozambique 96 35 4 13 4 38 2
Namibia 130 43 3 7 7 69 1
Nepal 11,610 2,684 1,064 1,355 3,205 3,287 15
Netherlands 1,056 612 31 376 22 13 2
New Zealand 798 420 D 249 98 D -
Nicaragua 3,072 2,028 756 80 3 81 124
Niger 116 86 10 11 9 - -
Nigeria 13,539 9,741 2,631 979 15 150 23
Norway 290 202 4 69 10 4 1
Oman 104 34 12 33 11 12 2
Pakistan 17,408 7,483 6,858 2,250 8 763 46
Palau 13 13 - - - - -
Panama 889 658 156 49 D 16 D
Papua New Guinea 18 11 - D D - -
Paraguay 391 306 32 28 3 17 5
Peru 10,115 6,445 2,875 411 4 115 265
Philippines 49,147 25,684 13,495 9,341 5 22 600
Poland 4,845 2,939 828 787 249 12 30
Portugal 939 617 69 228 14 5 6
Qatar 224 87 24 64 36 13 -
Romania 2,953 1,809 251 538 286 57 12
Russia 8,918 4,284 520 1,944 1,556 603 11
Rwanda 1,394 99 32 19 219 1,024 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis 238 161 70 D - D -
Saint Lucia 777 572 163 30 6 D D
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 361 265 78 14 - - 4
Samoa 194 184 7 D - - D
Sao Tome and Principe 10 D D - - - 1
Saudi Arabia 2,135 878 334 404 327 189 3
Senegal 1,470 1,069 164 53 112 61 11
Serbia 1,410 851 112 148 279 20 -
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 144 78 D 27 - 34 D
Seychelles 10 10 - - - - -
Sierra Leone 2,058 1,235 265 20 465 70 3
Singapore 818 312 66 427 D D -
Sint Maarten 35 31 - 4 - - -
Slovakia 388 254 10 98 21 D D
Slovenia 108 63 D 29 12 D -
Somalia 7,404 1,706 256 10 85 5,344 3
South Africa 2,912 1,277 120 860 288 361 6
South Sudan 160 108 17 3 8 24 -
Soviet Union (former) 939 554 11 170 4 196 4
Spain 3,045 1,290 106 1,076 117 450 6
Sri Lanka 1,627 541 249 460 213 146 18
Sudan 3,515 597 85 23 1,609 1,200 1
Suriname 136 79 47 D - D -
Swaziland 19 6 D 7 D D 2
Sweden 950 514 32 345 53 4 2
Switzerland 565 270 18 235 34 6 2
Syria 5,877 1,808 1,253 264 151 2,390 11
Taiwan 4,858 1,712 796 2,170 175 D D
Tajikistan 652 158 28 30 362 70 4
Tanzania 1,415 383 68 84 45 825 10
Thailand 6,311 3,283 295 348 20 2,304 61
Togo 1,572 622 153 7 697 83 10
Tonga 262 180 65 - 15 - 2
Trinidad and Tobago 3,100 2,149 690 211 D D 29
Tunisia 535 346 17 61 94 16 1
Turkey 4,844 1,965 177 1,260 1,254 172 16
Turkmenistan 251 96 21 19 94 21 -
Turks and Caicos Islands 35 26 D 5 - - D
Uganda 1,898 589 131 112 147 910 9
Ukraine 10,135 4,249 1,029 1,151 2,030 1,656 20
United Arab Emirates 1,314 389 238 412 121 128 26
United Kingdom 10,948 5,948 560 4,319 81 22 18
United States 409 298 D 39 D 23 34
Uruguay 1,001 760 46 122 12 33 28
Uzbekistan 4,095 787 610 152 2,379 157 10
Venezuela 11,809 5,507 773 3,237 1,251 1,001 40
Vietnam 38,231 17,515 19,218 1,364 4 73 57
Virgin Islands, British 25 17 7 - - - 1
Yemen 6,029 3,936 1,637 46 275 132 3
Zambia 537 271 27 58 19 160 2
Zimbabwe 810 409 54 150 62 133 2
All other countries1 68 47 5 12 4 - -
Unknown 1,468 907 408 43 26 47 37

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 lawful permanent residents.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 2, 2018

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