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Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 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 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Region of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region of Birth 2015 2016 2017
      Total 1,051,031 1,183,505 1,127,167
Africa 101,415 113,426 118,824
Asia 419,297 462,299 424,743
Europe 85,803 93,567 84,335
North America 366,126 427,293 413,650
Oceania 5,404 5,588 5,071
South America 72,309 79,608 79,076
Unknown 677 1,724 1,468

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Birth 2015 2016 2017
      Total 1,051,031 1,183,505 1,127,167
Afghanistan 8,328 12,513 19,538
Albania 4,653 5,773 5,722
Algeria 1,775 2,180 2,139
American Samoa - - D
Angola 154 198 209
Anguilla 22 20 23
Antigua and Barbuda 290 324 322
Argentina 3,730 4,091 3,482
Armenia 2,962 3,543 3,437
Aruba 38 23 47
Australia 3,034 3,239 2,906
Austria 474 432 387
Azerbaijan 676 784 881
Bahamas 725 656 725
Bahrain 145 138 130
Bangladesh 13,570 18,723 14,693
Barbados 376 371 373
Belarus 1,994 2,127 1,919
Belgium 662 691 625
Belize 772 851 746
Benin 466 577 648
Bermuda 112 99 68
Bhutan 6,325 4,217 2,940
Bolivia 1,626 1,595 1,510
Bosnia and Herzegovina 859 971 846
Botswana 61 78 112
Brazil 11,424 13,812 14,989
Brunei 21 31 24
Bulgaria 2,688 2,670 2,184
Burkina Faso 575 642 541
Burma 12,808 13,065 12,897
Burundi 351 415 1,094
Cabo Verde 1,253 2,242 2,618
Cambodia 1,868 3,173 4,056
Cameroon 4,374 4,899 4,668
Canada 12,673 12,793 11,484
Cayman Islands 53 55 67
Central African Republic 234 202 178
Chad 175 136 205
Chile 1,596 1,698 1,625
China, People's Republic 74,558 81,772 71,565
Colombia 17,316 18,610 17,956
Comoros 5 4 4
Congo, Democratic Republic 5,345 6,791 8,709
Congo, Republic 496 625 632
Costa Rica 2,029 2,224 2,184
Cote d'Ivoire 1,497 1,617 1,810
Croatia 348 388 375
Cuba 54,396 66,516 65,028
Curacao 22 35 34
Cyprus 113 131 117
Czechia 637 650 582
Czechoslovakia (former) 58 62 52
Denmark 609 521 461
Djibouti 370 281 222
Dominica 229 298 510
Dominican Republic 50,610 61,161 58,520
Ecuador 10,187 10,757 10,594
Egypt 12,085 12,045 9,834
El Salvador 19,487 23,449 25,109
Equatorial Guinea 25 18 20
Eritrea 2,220 2,267 2,449
Estonia 189 211 176
Ethiopia 11,394 13,232 14,637
Fiji 875 866 805
Finland 407 489 439
France 4,693 5,159 4,782
French Polynesia 14 27 20
Gabon 146 165 150
Gambia 1,142 1,247 1,134
Georgia 1,410 1,635 1,629
Germany 5,436 5,306 4,662
Ghana 6,186 6,949 8,455
Greece 1,211 1,451 1,314
Grenada 525 585 544
Guatemala 11,773 13,002 13,198
Guinea 1,389 1,501 1,348
Guinea-Bissau 39 37 48
Guyana 5,543 5,771 5,468
Haiti 16,967 23,584 21,824
Honduras 9,274 13,302 11,387
Hong Kong 2,085 2,510 2,415
Hungary 1,095 1,048 972
Iceland 104 97 86
India 64,116 64,687 60,394
Indonesia 2,084 2,129 1,914
Iran 13,114 13,298 13,791
Iraq 21,107 18,904 14,203
Ireland 1,607 1,759 1,485
Israel 3,965 4,142 3,802
Italy 3,544 4,078 3,655
Jamaica 17,642 23,350 21,905
Japan 5,395 5,207 4,635
Jordan 4,664 5,269 5,264
Kazakhstan 1,201 1,310 1,377
Kenya 5,602 6,274 6,957
Kiribati 4 9 D
Korea, North 55 47 32
Korea, South 1 17,138 21,801 19,194
Kosovo 814 1,020 1,014
Kuwait 1,055 1,186 1,177
Kyrgyzstan 790 847 715
Laos 917 856 685
Latvia 480 391 359
Lebanon 2,813 2,971 2,818
Lesotho 23 19 24
Liberia 3,795 3,619 4,155
Libya 734 642 780
Lithuania 750 735 645
Luxembourg 27 34 33
Macau 99 109 109
Macedonia 1,060 1,262 1,027
Madagascar 72 88 60
Malawi 160 205 228
Malaysia 2,749 3,382 4,109
Maldives 8 11 5
Mali 587 598 544
Malta 58 65 75
Marshall Islands 32 32 23
Mauritania 298 317 287
Mauritius 96 110 96
Mexico 158,619 174,534 170,581
Micronesia, Federated States 6 11 6
Moldova 2,496 2,929 2,480
Monaco 10 11 14
Mongolia 644 750 661
Montenegro 251 387 323
Montserrat 14 14 12
Morocco 3,710 4,586 4,229
Mozambique 107 101 96
Namibia 86 87 130
Nepal 12,926 12,851 11,610
Netherlands 1,309 1,319 1,056
Netherlands Antilles (former) 22 18 9
New Caledonia 9 5 4
New Zealand 855 846 798
Nicaragua 3,324 3,486 3,072
Niger 55 119 116
Nigeria 11,542 14,380 13,539
Norway 310 362 290
Oman 85 116 104
Pakistan 18,057 19,313 17,408
Palau 15 14 13
Panama 1,052 1,029 889
Papua New Guinea 11 23 18
Paraguay 382 434 391
Peru 10,148 10,940 10,115
Philippines 56,478 53,287 49,147
Poland 5,275 5,603 4,845
Portugal 857 1,006 939
Qatar 229 272 224
Romania 3,376 3,554 2,953
Russia 8,799 9,297 8,918
Rwanda 732 1,357 1,394
Saint Kitts and Nevis 222 250 238
Saint Lucia 739 777 777
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 415 422 361
Samoa 207 219 194
Sao Tome and Principe 6 12 10
Saudi Arabia 1,744 2,117 2,135
Senegal 1,244 1,533 1,470
Serbia 1,278 1,351 1,410
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 232 202 144
Seychelles 11 16 10
Sierra Leone 1,599 1,535 2,058
Singapore 781 812 818
Sint Maarten 45 42 35
Slovakia 424 483 388
Slovenia 107 119 108
Somalia 6,796 6,958 7,404
South Africa 2,907 3,023 2,912
South Sudan 127 124 160
Soviet Union (former) 1,022 1,042 939
Spain 3,303 3,519 3,045
Sri Lanka 1,763 1,913 1,627
Sudan 3,580 3,159 3,515
Suriname 134 156 136
Swaziland 19 20 19
Sweden 1,066 1,144 950
Switzerland 640 743 565
Syria 3,840 4,800 5,877
Taiwan 4,888 5,120 4,858
Tajikistan 595 593 652
Tanzania 799 788 1,415
Thailand 7,502 7,039 6,311
Togo 1,547 1,938 1,572
Tonga 327 283 262
Trinidad and Tobago 3,212 3,469 3,100
Tunisia 518 518 535
Turkey 4,201 4,469 4,844
Turkmenistan 226 235 251
Turks and Caicos Islands 38 39 35
Uganda 1,664 1,649 1,898
Ukraine 7,987 10,422 10,135
United Arab Emirates 1,193 1,370 1,314
United Kingdom 12,592 12,673 10,948
United States 370 468 409
Uruguay 1,078 972 1,001
Uzbekistan 3,977 4,359 4,095
Venezuela 9,144 10,772 11,809
Vietnam 30,832 41,451 38,231
Virgin Islands, British 38 40 25
Yemen 3,194 13,040 6,029
Zambia 460 487 537
Zimbabwe 779 815 810
All other countries 2 35 34 37
Unknown 677 1,724 1,468

NA Not available.
X Not applicable.
D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.
2 Includes countries with fewer than 10 lawful permanent residents per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 2, 2018

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