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Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: 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 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region of Nationality 2015 2016 4 2017
   Total 462,388 530,250 461,540
Africa 2,296 2,040 2,947
Asia 9,825 12,267 12,484
Europe 2,379 3,818 2,935
North America 439,102 501,754 432,410
Oceania 241 157 286
South America 8,284 9,875 9,628
Unknown 261 339 850

 

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Nationality 2015 2016 4 2017
   Total 462,388 530,250 461,540
Afghanistan 71 84 85
Albania 91 152 109
Algeria 26 38 53
Angola 11 6 19
Antigua and Barbuda 21 16 29
Argentina 123 82 154
Armenia 88 87 94
Australia 30 21 23
Austria 9 4 8
Azerbaijan 23 22 33
Bahamas 185 151 142
Bangladesh 467 796 771
Barbados 28 20 20
Belarus 15 18 21
Belgium 11 15 10
Belize 140 150 159
Benin 19 8 18
Bermuda 4 D -
Bhutan 22 14 25
Bolivia 116 107 118
Bosnia and Herzegovina 115 103 115
Brazil 1,911 3,738 3,699
Bulgaria 36 28 28
Burkina Faso 6 15 23
Burma 47 56 61
Burundi 9 20 12
Cabo Verde 32 34 68
Cambodia 130 203 125
Cameroon 47 54 66
Canada 648 509 495
Cayman Islands 3 3 D
Central African Republic D 6 6
Chad 8 5 11
Chile 82 87 128
China, People's Republic 1,875 3,197 2,371
Colombia 1,351 1,209 1,335
Congo, Democratic Republic 17 39 39
Congo, Republic 13 29 25
Costa Rica 213 214 230
Cote d'Ivoire 34 17 38
Croatia 16 5 11
Cuba 2,281 3,061 2,432
Czechia 23 26 36
Czechoslovakia (former) 7 6 6
Denmark 4 4 4
Dominica 15 18 20
Dominican Republic 2,797 2,770 2,582
Ecuador 3,438 3,472 2,568
Egypt 147 117 156
El Salvador 51,200 78,983 59,687
Equatorial Guinea D D 8
Eritrea 45 33 47
Estonia 12 12 18
Ethiopia 93 70 79
Fiji 22 22 16
France 40 52 76
Gabon D 3 11
Gambia 33 41 87
Georgia 29 50 54
Germany 79 87 91
Ghana 138 174 178
Greece 13 28 22
Grenada 24 13 17
Guatemala 66,982 84,649 81,909
Guinea 34 49 83
Guinea-Bissau D D 4
Guyana 196 142 159
Haiti 1,124 1,113 1,211
Honduras 42,433 61,222 60,169
Hong Kong 18 21 7
Hungary 54 42 122
Iceland D 4 -
India 2,967 4,123 3,682
Indonesia 52 39 117
Iran 154 111 147
Iraq 152 156 421
Ireland 29 37 42
Israel 235 92 156
Italy 86 81 103
Jamaica 1,176 1,012 1,072
Japan 18 11 29
Jordan 293 167 256
Kazakhstan 45 25 37
Kenya 415 189 166
Korea, South 255 188 182
Kosovo 20 38 58
Kuwait 34 18 37
Kyrgyzstan 40 18 18
Laos 184 194 203
Latvia 39 10 21
Lebanon 94 58 57
Liberia 143 152 239
Libya 22 16 18
Lithuania 27 24 37
Macedonia 19 22 24
Malawi 7 6 10
Malaysia 14 9 17
Mali 40 32 47
Marshall Islands 34 26 31
Mauritania 14 12 21
Mexico 267,885 265,747 220,138
Micronesia, Federated States 80 - 125
Moldova 63 37 59
Mongolia 27 27 43
Montenegro 9 7 13
Montserrat D D -
Morocco 95 61 97
Nepal 443 580 680
Netherlands 44 16 29
Netherlands Antilles (former) 3 4 5
New Zealand 23 12 19
Nicaragua 1,577 1,756 1,721
Niger 24 11 13
Nigeria 274 253 439
Norway - 5 5
Pakistan 287 522 476
Palau 10 20 16
Panama 92 95 78
Paraguay 8 14 11
Peru 827 799 837
Philippines 334 263 280
Poland 205 136 147
Portugal 57 58 83
Romania 537 2,167 810
Russia 159 128 172
Rwanda 14 14 15
Saint Kitts and Nevis 21 7 19
Saint Lucia 30 21 36
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15 17 15
Samoa 11 25 24
Saudi Arabia 276 189 299
Senegal 41 62 61
Serbia 20 19 28
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 29 21 85
Sierra Leone 65 44 74
Singapore 3 7 3
Slovakia 15 8 21
Slovenia 4 D -
Somalia 131 164 350
South Africa 43 34 46
South Sudan 14 19 33
Soviet Union (former) 19 23 35
Spain 84 62 122
Sri Lanka 128 57 87
Sudan 81 86 93
Suriname 8 6 10
Sweden 14 17 9
Switzerland 3 6 3
Syria 57 44 62
Taiwan 38 34 32
Tajikistan 36 16 16
Tanzania 42 26 34
Thailand 84 64 93
Togo 10 8 21
Tonga 26 27 30
Trinidad and Tobago 195 190 214
Tunisia 31 19 31
Turkey 194 183 211
Turkmenistan 11 5 D
Turks and Caicos Islands 7 4 D
Uganda 14 14 18
Ukraine 154 111 151
United Arab Emirates 8 3 9
United Kingdom 213 195 197
Uruguay 44 29 72
Uzbekistan 73 45 91
Venezuela 180 190 537
Vietnam 433 449 644
Virgin Islands, British D D 4
Yemen 71 35 460
Zambia 19 17 43
Zimbabwe 22 24 28
All other countries 3 41 32 39
Unknown 261 339 850

X Not applicable.
D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Beginning in 2008 data include administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO.
2 Beginning in 2009 data include administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO and administrative arrests conducted under the 287(g) program.
3 Includes countries with fewer than 10 aliens apprehended per year.
4 The counting methodology for administrative arrests by ICE ERO was revised to align with ICE ERO reporting for 2016; prior to 2016, only one administrative arrest could be counted for the same person on the same day.
Note: CBP Border Patrol data are current as of October 2017. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) data are current as of October 2017. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) data are current as of October 2017.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: April 9, 2019

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