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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 CitizenshipTotal Temp-orary Workers and Families1Workers 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
   Total3,969,276531,280412,820124,330142,175131,220687,096496,9361,443,419
Africa27,8935,7052,9001,6731,4851,9136,5134077,297
Asia998,111364,98811891312,69010,833160,403137,548310,618
Europe686,36658,6797292,76975,61525,669217,478164,346141,081
North America2,024,81777,178407,823118,40834,84583,479239,954131,019932,111
Oceania87,3812,9551691228,0642,28415,23447,81510,738
South America142,14621,2261,0663029,2146,87946,95715,54640,956
Unknown2,56254915143262163557255618

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Country of CitizenshipTotal Temp-orary Workers and Families1Workers 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
   Total3,969,276531,280412,820124,330142,175131,220687,096496,9361,443,419
Afghanistan254--D33D12
Albania568288--24106413079
Algeria28463--D35101D79
Andorra7518--6-10-41
Angola33812--35131383137
Antigua and Barbuda13629-DD5517-26
Argentina23,0732,02114401,7911,4146,6325,7155,446
Armenia59288--1091014968177
Australia479,5382,09846496,5831,86812,43447,7348,726
Austria9,059716DD8214833,3212,0971,602
Azerbaijan25148--1611403997
Bahamas750320--169414529146
Bahrain10235--8D44D12
Bangladesh1,223407--183127913475
Barbados430113-51188453-57
Belarus1,392151--13514744313503
Belgium13,164885DD1,3843684,9692,5562,998
Belize4468018304778-22
Benin6530--DD15-14
Bhutan246-----513
Bolivia1,035358--424026735293
Bosnia and Herzegovina30272--1680512261
Botswana8229D-4D22-23
Brazil55,5695,548261202,4011,23925,2051,24819,782
Brunei27D----17-D
Bulgaria2,4826369137173139563457368
Burkina Faso10040--D157D35
Burma15245--31520564
Burundi11D---DD-4
Cabo Verde55D--1428--D
Cambodia10910--41562054
Cameroon395178--455571091
Canada1,063,53757,4424,2535,71923,93338,105191,32168,285674,479
Central African Republic16----4DD8
Chad8D--D-DD3
Chile10,3303,47222164581431,7341,2723,213
China, People's Republic5100,00550,7881991,4742,43619,96661524,698
Colombia21,2874,019DD2,1031,3284,9224,4374,396
Congo, Democratic Republic12121--29D33D21
Congo, Republic18D-D--4-11
Costa Rica4,724690123254159811,9152201,282
Cote d'Ivoire15551--31238-51
Croatia1,631353-10198119482179290
Cuba1,2989--571,079413136
Cyprus457172--10113125-46
Czechia4,543291DD3925531,471769996
Denmark611,8065331841,8223383,9302,0343,127
Djibouti5D---D--D
Dominica11920--106318-8
Dominican Republic7,428623341366823,798716471,392
Ecuador2,789678616162105802160860
Egypt3,990864DD266231,2331111,470
El Salvador2,4774771786283423440113512
Equatorial Guinea3-----D-D
Eritrea6D------D
Estonia76483-31429320055188
Ethiopia395105--17125521185
Fiji10113-324D11D37
Finland7,76441512-5497512,9655722,500
France7103,4428,8635137,3541,74431,60430,17023,689
Gabon157----DDD
Gambia217----9-5
Georgia24280--D3040D70
Germany97,0286,161DD5,3181,84224,72045,49313,477
Ghana1,042453--27126118-318
Greece4,5911,593-235903821,084199720
Grenada17865-D2812D2739
Guatemala9,3686403,5193,57017824353272614
Guinea75D--D494-17
Guinea-BissauD----D---
Guyana11730--5203851
Haiti9697265D2853813D250
Holy SeeD-------D
Honduras3,52453639990732255419518458
Hungary4,2524578743804421,602361,253
Iceland1,186201--3091052285338
India554,628276,178DD1,7723,03963,415298209,923
Indonesia1,978642--722251348681
Iran30589--2742427134
Iraq12944--D1033D37
Ireland24,9913,115673262,6171,6349,2283,6244,380
Israel21,9542,408-D2,075D6,7082,6057,689
Italy54,1105,4303374,8761,07814,56519,9458,176
Jamaica16,7135584,8707,8191,966637221138504
Japan189,7074,294-2222,6541,48540,660110,94629,446
Jordan988422--29414358332
Kazakhstan734111--404415181307
Kenya1,171440--3323617011281
Kiribati25-------25
Korea, South48,2547,585-31,9161,60112,20311,60113,345
Kosovo11521--5425636
Kuwait23064--45-DD87
Kyrgyzstan4913--494712
Laos31-----DD25
Latvia876101-D216166156D140
Lebanon1,836746--1472343123466
Lesotho96---D--D
Liberia45D--1814--D
Libya5118----7-26
Liechtenstein7411-D19D25D15
Lithuania83161D112126D208117151
Luxembourg32733--47131303272
Macedonia28493-141649441751
Madagascar27D----D-14
Malawi4710---615-16
Malaysia5,2711,178--207352,325331,493
Maldives10D---D--D
Mali11915--1969--16
Malta15619--13D79D42
Marshall IslandsD-------D
Mauritania143---3--8
Mauritius25382--DD1131139
Mexico906,33614,351393,84998,8717,11437,08842,87561,168251,020
Moldova402113424593249598
Monaco6011--414D-D
Mongolia359107--551237499
Morocco8932251--4848252106227
Mozambique9112--4-15-60
Namibia457DDDD10-21
NauruD---D----
Nepal1,533981D-43989D415
Netherlands928,2801,56711143,93887010,8164,4706,594
New Zealand107,638841123411,4763942,789801,894
Nicaragua1,509215515110916618418292
Niger287D-D47-7
Nigeria3,1101,170-D102246517D1,067
Norway6,636429-D1,093D1,6091,5581,584
Oman7810----29831
Pakistan5,1971,653D-D2058934421,932
Panama1,599255-81122251228287375
Papua New Guinea6-------6
Paraguay34266--20383369116
Peru5,8421,424950302603261,260801,512
Philippines15,2463,449576402751832,7206947,228
Poland9,3301,079DD8346693,5124292,760
Portugal6,776910-447711892,9451651,752
Qatar44D----23-D
Romania4,6547792414213141901,505311893
Russia15,6592,086-D1,8752,1614,355D4,979
Rwanda9344----27-22
Saint Kitts and Nevis12434--51423642
Saint Lucia10151--11817-14
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines5628--1011D-D
Samoa14-------14
San Marino6-------6
Saudi Arabia1,575200--546526-789
Senegal20452--471924557
Serbia and Montenegro (former)1,386253-16619120032535216
Seychelles3-------3
Sierra Leone3617---45-10
Singapore8,4423,673--168292,2522012,119
Slovakia2,106224-65190138822235432
Slovenia1,061139DD15853283259162
SomaliaD----D--D
South Africa12,1309662,8691,6666943533,096752,411
South SudanD---D---D
Spain52,2265,427DD4,0601,13314,84316,26410,468
Sri Lanka1,363446--163933684442
Sudan5821---DD-28
Suriname10234--D-D3424
Swaziland2715D--D6-D
Sweden19,4251,224--3,0291,6405,7733,1964,563
Switzerland11,5481,056DD1,2573304,1312,3492,422
Syria13413--31437463
Taiwan18,9375,025--6174113,2855,8883,711
Tajikistan5417--338-23
Tanzania24382--184617-80
Thailand2,89966937-145143506698701
Timor-LesteD-------D
Togo4224--D---D
Tonga45----11--34
Trinidad and Tobago2,995570--319656836176438
Tunisia43488--241113631144
Turkey9,7172,309-36435581,8562,9192,104
Turkmenistan53D---D22D22
Uganda693177--1428762-153
Ukraine7,9281,1542132966069201,9631902,586
United Arab Emirates13029--D-73-D
United Kingdom11173,06911,6288681229,6516,04862,42026,15336,271
Uruguay1,52329646-15495519103310
Uzbekistan26740--936483131
Vanuatu12D---8--D
Venezuela20,1373,280--1,8102,1315,5782,3854,953
Vietnam2,725885--138214429261,033
Yemen436----13-24
Zambia13750-D4D19D60
Zimbabwe646260DD384716911117
Unknown2,56254915143262163557255618

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 Updated: 12/12/2019
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