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Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: 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 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Region of Citizenship Total Temp-orary Workers and Families1 Workers in Specialty Occu-pations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agri-cultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agri-cultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achieve-ment
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Enter-tainers
(P1 to P3)
Intra-company Trans-ferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Invest-ors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total 3,969,276 531,280 412,820 124,330 142,175 131,220 687,096 496,936 1,443,419
Africa 27,893 5,705 2,900 1,673 1,485 1,913 6,513 407 7,297
Asia 998,111 364,988 118 913 12,690 10,833 160,403 137,548 310,618
Europe 686,366 58,679 729 2,769 75,615 25,669 217,478 164,346 141,081
North America 2,024,817 77,178 407,823 118,408 34,845 83,479 239,954 131,019 932,111
Oceania 87,381 2,955 169 122 8,064 2,284 15,234 47,815 10,738
South America 142,146 21,226 1,066 302 9,214 6,879 46,957 15,546 40,956
Unknown 2,562 549 15 143 262 163 557 255 618

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Country of Citizenship Total Temp-orary Workers and Families1 Workers in Specialty Occu-pations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agri-cultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agri-cultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extra-ordinary Ability/ Achieve-ment
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Enter-tainers
(P1 to P3)
Intra-company Trans-ferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Invest-ors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total 3,969,276 531,280 412,820 124,330 142,175 131,220 687,096 496,936 1,443,419
Afghanistan 25 4 - - D 3 3 D 12
Albania 568 288 - - 24 106 41 30 79
Algeria 284 63 - - D 35 101 D 79
Andorra 75 18 - - 6 - 10 - 41
Angola 338 12 - - 35 13 138 3 137
Antigua and Barbuda 136 29 - D D 55 17 - 26
Argentina 23,073 2,021 14 40 1,791 1,414 6,632 5,715 5,446
Armenia 592 88 - - 109 101 49 68 177
Australia4 79,538 2,098 46 49 6,583 1,868 12,434 47,734 8,726
Austria 9,059 716 D D 821 483 3,321 2,097 1,602
Azerbaijan 251 48 - - 16 11 40 39 97
Bahamas 750 320 - - 16 94 145 29 146
Bahrain 102 35 - - 8 D 44 D 12
Bangladesh 1,223 407 - - 18 31 279 13 475
Barbados 430 113 - 5 118 84 53 - 57
Belarus 1,392 151 - - 135 147 443 13 503
Belgium 13,164 885 D D 1,384 368 4,969 2,556 2,998
Belize 446 80 18 304 7 7 8 - 22
Benin 65 30 - - D D 15 - 14
Bhutan 24 6 - - - - - 5 13
Bolivia 1,035 358 - - 42 40 267 35 293
Bosnia and Herzegovina 302 72 - - 16 80 51 22 61
Botswana 82 29 D - 4 D 22 - 23
Brazil 55,569 5,548 26 120 2,401 1,239 25,205 1,248 19,782
Brunei 27 D - - - - 17 - D
Bulgaria 2,482 636 9 137 173 139 563 457 368
Burkina Faso 100 40 - - D 15 7 D 35
Burma 152 45 - - 3 15 20 5 64
Burundi 11 D - - - D D - 4
Cabo Verde 55 D - - 14 28 - - D
Cambodia 109 10 - - 4 15 6 20 54
Cameroon 395 178 - - 4 55 57 10 91
Canada 1,063,537 57,442 4,253 5,719 23,933 38,105 191,321 68,285 674,479
Central African Republic 16 - - - - 4 D D 8
Chad 8 D - - D - D D 3
Chile 10,330 3,472 22 16 458 143 1,734 1,272 3,213
China, People's Republic5 100,005 50,788 19 9 1,474 2,436 19,966 615 24,698
Colombia 21,287 4,019 D D 2,103 1,328 4,922 4,437 4,396
Congo, Democratic Republic 121 21 - - 29 D 33 D 21
Congo, Republic 18 D - D - - 4 - 11
Costa Rica 4,724 690 123 254 159 81 1,915 220 1,282
Cote d'Ivoire 155 51 - - 3 12 38 - 51
Croatia 1,631 353 - 10 198 119 482 179 290
Cuba 1,298 9 - - 57 1,079 4 13 136
Cyprus 457 172 - - 101 13 125 - 46
Czechia 4,543 291 D D 392 553 1,471 769 996
Denmark6 11,806 533 18 4 1,822 338 3,930 2,034 3,127
Djibouti 5 D - - - D - - D
Dominica 119 20 - - 10 63 18 - 8
Dominican Republic 7,428 623 34 136 682 3,798 716 47 1,392
Ecuador 2,789 678 6 16 162 105 802 160 860
Egypt 3,990 864 D D 266 23 1,233 111 1,470
El Salvador 2,477 477 178 628 34 234 401 13 512
Equatorial Guinea 3 - - - - - D - D
Eritrea 6 D - - - - - - D
Estonia 764 83 - 3 142 93 200 55 188
Ethiopia 395 105 - - 17 125 52 11 85
Fiji 101 13 - 32 4 D 11 D 37
Finland 7,764 415 12 - 549 751 2,965 572 2,500
France7 103,442 8,863 5 13 7,354 1,744 31,604 30,170 23,689
Gabon 15 7 - - - - D D D
Gambia 21 7 - - - - 9 - 5
Georgia 242 80 - - D 30 40 D 70
Germany 97,028 6,161 D D 5,318 1,842 24,720 45,493 13,477
Ghana 1,042 453 - - 27 126 118 - 318
Greece 4,591 1,593 - 23 590 382 1,084 199 720
Grenada 178 65 - D 28 12 D 27 39
Guatemala 9,368 640 3,519 3,570 178 243 532 72 614
Guinea 75 D - - D 49 4 - 17
Guinea-Bissau D - - - - D - - -
Guyana 117 30 - - 5 20 3 8 51
Haiti 969 72 65 D 28 538 13 D 250
Holy See D - - - - - - - D
Honduras 3,524 536 399 907 32 255 419 518 458
Hungary 4,252 457 8 74 380 442 1,602 36 1,253
Iceland 1,186 201 - - 309 105 228 5 338
India 554,628 276,178 D D 1,772 3,039 63,415 298 209,923
Indonesia 1,978 642 - - 72 22 513 48 681
Iran 305 89 - - 27 4 24 27 134
Iraq 129 44 - - D 10 33 D 37
Ireland 24,991 3,115 67 326 2,617 1,634 9,228 3,624 4,380
Israel 21,954 2,408 - D 2,075 D 6,708 2,605 7,689
Italy 54,110 5,430 3 37 4,876 1,078 14,565 19,945 8,176
Jamaica 16,713 558 4,870 7,819 1,966 637 221 138 504
Japan 189,707 4,294 - 222 2,654 1,485 40,660 110,946 29,446
Jordan 988 422 - - 29 4 143 58 332
Kazakhstan 734 111 - - 40 44 151 81 307
Kenya 1,171 440 - - 33 236 170 11 281
Kiribati 25 - - - - - - - 25
Korea, South 48,254 7,585 - 3 1,916 1,601 12,203 11,601 13,345
Kosovo 115 21 - - 5 42 5 6 36
Kuwait 230 64 - - 45 - D D 87
Kyrgyzstan 49 13 - - 4 9 4 7 12
Laos 31 - - - - - D D 25
Latvia 876 101 - D 216 166 156 D 140
Lebanon 1,836 746 - - 147 23 431 23 466
Lesotho 9 6 - - - D - - D
Liberia 45 D - - 18 14 - - D
Libya 51 18 - - - - 7 - 26
Liechtenstein 74 11 - D 19 D 25 D 15
Lithuania 831 61 D 112 126 D 208 117 151
Luxembourg 327 33 - - 47 13 130 32 72
Macedonia 284 93 - 14 16 49 44 17 51
Madagascar 27 D - - - - D - 14
Malawi 47 10 - - - 6 15 - 16
Malaysia 5,271 1,178 - - 207 35 2,325 33 1,493
Maldives 10 D - - - D - - D
Mali 119 15 - - 19 69 - - 16
Malta 156 19 - - 13 D 79 D 42
Marshall Islands D - - - - - - - D
Mauritania 14 3 - - - 3 - - 8
Mauritius 253 82 - - D D 113 11 39
Mexico 906,336 14,351 393,849 98,871 7,114 37,088 42,875 61,168 251,020
Moldova 402 113 42 4 59 32 49 5 98
Monaco 60 11 - - 41 4 D - D
Mongolia 359 107 - - 5 51 23 74 99
Morocco8 932 251 - - 48 48 252 106 227
Mozambique 91 12 - - 4 - 15 - 60
Namibia 45 7 D D D D 10 - 21
Nauru D - - - D - - - -
Nepal 1,533 981 D - 4 39 89 D 415
Netherlands9 28,280 1,567 11 14 3,938 870 10,816 4,470 6,594
New Zealand10 7,638 841 123 41 1,476 394 2,789 80 1,894
Nicaragua 1,509 215 515 110 9 166 184 18 292
Niger 28 7 D - D 4 7 - 7
Nigeria 3,110 1,170 - D 102 246 517 D 1,067
Norway 6,636 429 - D 1,093 D 1,609 1,558 1,584
Oman 78 10 - - - - 29 8 31
Pakistan 5,197 1,653 D - D 205 893 442 1,932
Panama 1,599 255 - 81 122 251 228 287 375
Papua New Guinea 6 - - - - - - - 6
Paraguay 342 66 - - 20 38 33 69 116
Peru 5,842 1,424 950 30 260 326 1,260 80 1,512
Philippines 15,246 3,449 57 640 275 183 2,720 694 7,228
Poland 9,330 1,079 D D 834 669 3,512 429 2,760
Portugal 6,776 910 - 44 771 189 2,945 165 1,752
Qatar 44 D - - - - 23 - D
Romania 4,654 779 241 421 314 190 1,505 311 893
Russia 15,659 2,086 - D 1,875 2,161 4,355 D 4,979
Rwanda 93 44 - - - - 27 - 22
Saint Kitts and Nevis 124 34 - - 5 14 23 6 42
Saint Lucia 101 51 - - 11 8 17 - 14
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 56 28 - - 10 11 D - D
Samoa 14 - - - - - - - 14
San Marino 6 - - - - - - - 6
Saudi Arabia 1,575 200 - - 54 6 526 - 789
Senegal 204 52 - - 47 19 24 5 57
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 1,386 253 - 166 191 200 325 35 216
Seychelles 3 - - - - - - - 3
Sierra Leone 36 17 - - - 4 5 - 10
Singapore 8,442 3,673 - - 168 29 2,252 201 2,119
Slovakia 2,106 224 - 65 190 138 822 235 432
Slovenia 1,061 139 D D 158 53 283 259 162
Somalia D - - - - D - - D
South Africa 12,130 966 2,869 1,666 694 353 3,096 75 2,411
South Sudan D - - - D - - - D
Spain 52,226 5,427 D D 4,060 1,133 14,843 16,264 10,468
Sri Lanka 1,363 446 - - 16 39 336 84 442
Sudan 58 21 - - - D D - 28
Suriname 102 34 - - D - D 34 24
Swaziland 27 15 D - - D 6 - D
Sweden 19,425 1,224 - - 3,029 1,640 5,773 3,196 4,563
Switzerland 11,548 1,056 D D 1,257 330 4,131 2,349 2,422
Syria 134 13 - - 3 14 37 4 63
Taiwan 18,937 5,025 - - 617 411 3,285 5,888 3,711
Tajikistan 54 17 - - 3 3 8 - 23
Tanzania 243 82 - - 18 46 17 - 80
Thailand 2,899 669 37 - 145 143 506 698 701
Timor-Leste D - - - - - - - D
Togo 42 24 - - D - - - D
Tonga 45 - - - - 11 - - 34
Trinidad and Tobago 2,995 570 - - 319 656 836 176 438
Tunisia 434 88 - - 24 11 136 31 144
Turkey 9,717 2,309 - 36 435 58 1,856 2,919 2,104
Turkmenistan 53 D - - - D 22 D 22
Uganda 693 177 - - 14 287 62 - 153
Ukraine 7,928 1,154 213 296 606 920 1,963 190 2,586
United Arab Emirates 130 29 - - D - 73 - D
United Kingdom11 173,069 11,628 86 812 29,651 6,048 62,420 26,153 36,271
Uruguay 1,523 296 46 - 154 95 519 103 310
Uzbekistan 267 40 - - 9 36 48 3 131
Vanuatu 12 D - - - 8 - - D
Venezuela 20,137 3,280 - - 1,810 2,131 5,578 2,385 4,953
Vietnam 2,725 885 - - 138 214 429 26 1,033
Yemen 43 6 - - - - 13 - 24
Zambia 137 50 - D 4 D 19 D 60
Zimbabwe 646 260 D D 38 47 169 11 117
Unknown 2,562 549 15 143 262 163 557 255 618

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes principals and dependents (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).
2 Issuances of H2R (returning H2B workers not subject to annual numerical limits) ceased at the end of 2007.
3 Includes principals and dependents.
4 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
5 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
6 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
7 France includes France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna.
8 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.
9 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.
10 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
11 United Kingdom includes the United Kingdom, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

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 Published Date: November 8, 2018

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