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Table 31. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Month of Arrival: 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 31. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Month of Arrival: Fiscal Year 2017
Month of ArrivalTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
October 20166,257,6292,222,4403,549,714105,513283,52040,08853,3922,962
November 20165,627,9271,734,7503,378,151111,334315,78532,94451,3063,657
December 20167,093,6521,940,7964,586,132143,589336,48929,77951,9464,921
January 20176,029,1691,498,0403,501,520498,490429,08437,10059,5525,383
February 20175,280,1261,575,8253,200,697103,245316,92428,73050,3204,385
March 20176,001,8801,747,8913,640,190162,003355,53936,48454,7834,990
April 20176,772,6192,103,4544,132,792110,433330,63340,37549,8995,033
May 20176,360,0831,913,7833,905,183151,544302,44337,75344,4534,924
June 20176,424,4131,964,4643,888,899198,418292,30338,46137,2414,627
July 20177,634,5662,363,0464,646,398187,669349,02041,62641,7895,018
August 20177,667,5672,441,1564,232,089553,983352,08041,57141,1435,545
September 20176,493,6362,131,4013,757,446208,135305,45645,54639,3906,262

1 Includes GB, GMB, GT, GMT, WB, and WT admissions.
2 Includes B1, B2, and a limited number of Border Crossing Card (BCC) admissions.
3 Includes principals, spouses, and children (F1, F2, J1, J2, M1, and M2 admissions).
4 Includes principals, spouses, and children (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).
5 Includes principals, spouses, and children (A1 to A3, G1 to G5, and N1 to N7 admissions).

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: 11/08/2018
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