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Table 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible 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 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 To 2017
Region of Nationality201520162017
   Total254,714274,617216,257
Africa6,3146,6656,745
Asia60,71048,33835,880
Europe18,08516,01115,065
North America162,030192,214146,000
Oceania1,0151,1931,344
South America6,3839,95010,962
Unknown177246261

 

Table 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 To 2017
Country of Nationality201520162017
   Total254,714274,617216,257
Afghanistan92109118
Albania7983132
Algeria11022878
Angola3951124
Antigua and Barbuda172521
Argentina230239252
Armenia299512458
Australia675763814
Austria716876
Azerbaijan262926
Bahamas499189244
Bahrain81322
Bangladesh981383333
Barbados423231
Belarus545568
Belgium110114138
Belize139166129
Benin382819
Bermuda12510691
Bolivia62112125
Bosnia and Herzegovina625245
Botswana496
Brazil1,1642,5373,081
Bulgaria228155113
Burkina Faso7912637
Burma2,0691,548693
Burundi231141
Cabo Verde312529
Cambodia362820
Cameroon294558545
Canada26,34722,12022,353
Cayman Islands161010
Chad141927
Chile413536607
China, People's Republic15,53112,0839,072
Colombia1,8602,4192,459
Congo, Democratic Republic118116264
Congo, Republic172379
Costa Rica247279287
Cote d'Ivoire566745
Croatia191183165
Cuba43,14654,22620,263
Cyprus191710
Czechia171126177
Czechoslovakia (former)---
Denmark8793101
Djibouti8733
Dominica435532
Dominican Republic1,2531,2411,178
Ecuador6941,063957
Egypt304301335
El Salvador2,8289,7387,931
Equatorial Guinea71015
Eritrea263354665
Estonia663848
Ethiopia296206176
Fiji5497119
Finland60135142
France9259821,060
Gabon14820
Gambia25118102
Georgia12215275
Germany709738781
Ghana778780347
Greece552520366
Grenada674533
Guatemala6,27813,49011,700
Guinea90198299
Guyana188190256
Haiti9686,9749,921
Honduras3,2357,9967,327
Hong Kong1069576
Hungary255182287
Iceland11208
India7,2077,1155,644
Indonesia889681689
Iran736711805
Iraq354351330
Ireland230257395
Israel393375455
Italy1,2809871,058
Jamaica1,2491,2441,180
Japan626560660
Jordan462389503
Kazakhstan455159
Kenya103111173
Kiribati424024
Korea, South1,7571,5131,386
Kosovo281828
Kuwait748269
Kyrgyzstan7978
Laos211725
Latvia15088100
Lebanon220168158
Liberia354043
Libya473829
Lithuania126103102
Macedonia644060
Madagascar20104
Malawi7810
Malaysia370392469
Maldives10189
Mali415765
Malta636
Marshall Islands51810
Mauritania182320
Mauritius344252
Mexico74,47373,33862,439
Micronesia, Federated States151521
Moldova624180
Mongolia887096
Montenegro523652
Morocco100221119
Nepal19627399
Netherlands392332363
Netherlands Antilles (former)---
New Zealand180193263
Nicaragua484510369
Niger8179
Nigeria1,6131,3821,851
Norway829691
Oman102016
Pakistan782688677
Palau7620
Panama149123134
Papua New GuineaD64
Paraguay333834
Peru7291,044948
Philippines22,73115,8428,988
Poland714461485
Portugal351309283
Qatar212028
Romania7511,0391,154
Russia2,0971,4831,082
Rwanda352423
Saint Kitts and Nevis251533
Saint Lucia1068954
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1015766
Samoa81713
Saudi Arabia613532395
Senegal121298146
Serbia139109134
Serbia and Montenegro (former)---
Seychelles95-
Sierra Leone254256
Singapore120105132
Slovakia847498
Slovenia381940
Solomon Islands-D-
Somalia879434187
South Africa300233251
Soviet Union (former)---
Spain2,6032,4942,413
Sri Lanka196203225
Sudan6452102
Suriname8534
Swaziland10D3
Sweden220237258
Switzerland13093119
Syria273310436
Taiwan827684833
Tajikistan689
Tanzania434336
Thailand316323290
Togo517864
Tonga233246
Trinidad and Tobago167123135
Tunisia3914776
Turkey1,1861,117600
Turkmenistan99105122
Turks and Caicos Islands161113
TuvaluD33
Uganda342952
Ukraine3,1232,6121,345
United Arab Emirates322728
United Kingdom1,7301,5311,606
Uruguay415263
Uzbekistan294183
VanuatuD-5
Venezuela9611,7152,146
Vietnam663486496
Virgin Islands, British61023
Yemen536376
Zambia111923
Zimbabwe424243
All other countries1335342
Unknown177246261

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 aliens determined inadmissible per year.
Note: Before April 2008, did not include all crew members detained on board vessels. Data are current as of October 2017.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 04/09/2019
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