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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 Nationality 2015 2016 2017
   Total 254,714 274,617 216,257
Africa 6,314 6,665 6,745
Asia 60,710 48,338 35,880
Europe 18,085 16,011 15,065
North America 162,030 192,214 146,000
Oceania 1,015 1,193 1,344
South America 6,383 9,950 10,962
Unknown 177 246 261

 

Table 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 To 2017
Country of Nationality 2015 2016 2017
   Total 254,714 274,617 216,257
Afghanistan 92 109 118
Albania 79 83 132
Algeria 110 228 78
Angola 39 51 124
Antigua and Barbuda 17 25 21
Argentina 230 239 252
Armenia 299 512 458
Australia 675 763 814
Austria 71 68 76
Azerbaijan 26 29 26
Bahamas 499 189 244
Bahrain 8 13 22
Bangladesh 981 383 333
Barbados 42 32 31
Belarus 54 55 68
Belgium 110 114 138
Belize 139 166 129
Benin 38 28 19
Bermuda 125 106 91
Bolivia 62 112 125
Bosnia and Herzegovina 62 52 45
Botswana 4 9 6
Brazil 1,164 2,537 3,081
Bulgaria 228 155 113
Burkina Faso 79 126 37
Burma 2,069 1,548 693
Burundi 23 11 41
Cabo Verde 31 25 29
Cambodia 36 28 20
Cameroon 294 558 545
Canada 26,347 22,120 22,353
Cayman Islands 16 10 10
Chad 14 19 27
Chile 413 536 607
China, People's Republic 15,531 12,083 9,072
Colombia 1,860 2,419 2,459
Congo, Democratic Republic 118 116 264
Congo, Republic 17 23 79
Costa Rica 247 279 287
Cote d'Ivoire 56 67 45
Croatia 191 183 165
Cuba 43,146 54,226 20,263
Cyprus 19 17 10
Czechia 171 126 177
Czechoslovakia (former) - - -
Denmark 87 93 101
Djibouti 8 7 33
Dominica 43 55 32
Dominican Republic 1,253 1,241 1,178
Ecuador 694 1,063 957
Egypt 304 301 335
El Salvador 2,828 9,738 7,931
Equatorial Guinea 7 10 15
Eritrea 263 354 665
Estonia 66 38 48
Ethiopia 296 206 176
Fiji 54 97 119
Finland 60 135 142
France 925 982 1,060
Gabon 14 8 20
Gambia 25 118 102
Georgia 122 152 75
Germany 709 738 781
Ghana 778 780 347
Greece 552 520 366
Grenada 67 45 33
Guatemala 6,278 13,490 11,700
Guinea 90 198 299
Guyana 188 190 256
Haiti 968 6,974 9,921
Honduras 3,235 7,996 7,327
Hong Kong 106 95 76
Hungary 255 182 287
Iceland 11 20 8
India 7,207 7,115 5,644
Indonesia 889 681 689
Iran 736 711 805
Iraq 354 351 330
Ireland 230 257 395
Israel 393 375 455
Italy 1,280 987 1,058
Jamaica 1,249 1,244 1,180
Japan 626 560 660
Jordan 462 389 503
Kazakhstan 45 51 59
Kenya 103 111 173
Kiribati 42 40 24
Korea, South 1,757 1,513 1,386
Kosovo 28 18 28
Kuwait 74 82 69
Kyrgyzstan 7 9 78
Laos 21 17 25
Latvia 150 88 100
Lebanon 220 168 158
Liberia 35 40 43
Libya 47 38 29
Lithuania 126 103 102
Macedonia 64 40 60
Madagascar 20 10 4
Malawi 7 8 10
Malaysia 370 392 469
Maldives 10 18 9
Mali 41 57 65
Malta 6 3 6
Marshall Islands 5 18 10
Mauritania 18 23 20
Mauritius 34 42 52
Mexico 74,473 73,338 62,439
Micronesia, Federated States 15 15 21
Moldova 62 41 80
Mongolia 88 70 96
Montenegro 52 36 52
Morocco 100 221 119
Nepal 196 273 99
Netherlands 392 332 363
Netherlands Antilles (former) - - -
New Zealand 180 193 263
Nicaragua 484 510 369
Niger 8 17 9
Nigeria 1,613 1,382 1,851
Norway 82 96 91
Oman 10 20 16
Pakistan 782 688 677
Palau 7 6 20
Panama 149 123 134
Papua New Guinea D 6 4
Paraguay 33 38 34
Peru 729 1,044 948
Philippines 22,731 15,842 8,988
Poland 714 461 485
Portugal 351 309 283
Qatar 21 20 28
Romania 751 1,039 1,154
Russia 2,097 1,483 1,082
Rwanda 35 24 23
Saint Kitts and Nevis 25 15 33
Saint Lucia 106 89 54
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 101 57 66
Samoa 8 17 13
Saudi Arabia 613 532 395
Senegal 121 298 146
Serbia 139 109 134
Serbia and Montenegro (former) - - -
Seychelles 9 5 -
Sierra Leone 25 42 56
Singapore 120 105 132
Slovakia 84 74 98
Slovenia 38 19 40
Solomon Islands - D -
Somalia 879 434 187
South Africa 300 233 251
Soviet Union (former) - - -
Spain 2,603 2,494 2,413
Sri Lanka 196 203 225
Sudan 64 52 102
Suriname 8 5 34
Swaziland 10 D 3
Sweden 220 237 258
Switzerland 130 93 119
Syria 273 310 436
Taiwan 827 684 833
Tajikistan 6 8 9
Tanzania 43 43 36
Thailand 316 323 290
Togo 51 78 64
Tonga 23 32 46
Trinidad and Tobago 167 123 135
Tunisia 39 147 76
Turkey 1,186 1,117 600
Turkmenistan 99 105 122
Turks and Caicos Islands 16 11 13
Tuvalu D 3 3
Uganda 34 29 52
Ukraine 3,123 2,612 1,345
United Arab Emirates 32 27 28
United Kingdom 1,730 1,531 1,606
Uruguay 41 52 63
Uzbekistan 29 41 83
Vanuatu D - 5
Venezuela 961 1,715 2,146
Vietnam 663 486 496
Virgin Islands, British 6 10 23
Yemen 53 63 76
Zambia 11 19 23
Zimbabwe 42 42 43
All other countries1 33 53 42
Unknown 177 246 261

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 Published Date: April 9, 2019

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