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Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2018

The 2018 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 2018
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 3,919,567 570,368 298,228 120,360 154,405 136,514 703,102 503,199 1,433,391
Africa 30,323 5,699 3,689 1,693 1,778 2,002 7,338 473 7,651
Asia 1,048,962 401,981 186 2,059 14,611 11,768 161,387 140,005 316,965
Europe 692,773 52,833 823 3,410 78,733 24,626 223,910 169,312 139,126
North America 1,901,216 85,673 292,266 112,035 39,595 88,152 244,135 123,954 915,406
Oceania 93,996 3,080 106 77 8,855 2,391 15,922 52,252 11,313
South America 148,485 20,371 1,123 413 10,449 7,332 49,615 16,953 42,229
Unknown 3,812 731 35 673 384 243 795 250 701

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2018
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 3,919,567 570,368 298,228 120,360 154,405 136,514 703,102 503,199 1,433,391
Afghanistan 48 3 - - D D 5 D 34
Albania 466 156 - D D 117 44 49 66
Algeria 342 48 - - 4 32 134 10 114
Andorra 70 13 - - 7 - 14 - 36
Angola 272 16 - - 39 D 125 D 89
Antigua and Barbuda 151 29 - 5 10 39 32 - 36
Argentina 22,961 1,874 19 57 1,754 1,372 6,783 5,817 5,285
Armenia 678 81 - - 137 154 63 74 169
Australia4 86,076 2,271 20 46 7,169 1,960 13,191 52,187 9,232
Austria 8,870 658 D D 823 455 3,218 2,369 1,341
Azerbaijan 266 51 - - 10 22 54 31 98
Bahamas 696 260 - - 10 120 141 38 127
Bahrain 89 31 - - 15 6 23 - 14
Bangladesh 895 438 - D 18 36 58 D 334
Barbados 491 114 - 5 101 89 62 - 120
Belarus 1,592 117 - D 130 155 562 D 612
Belgium 13,609 834 D D 1,566 287 5,115 2,695 3,109
Belize 228 83 15 62 4 21 14 - 29
Benin 77 34 - - 11 8 - - 24
Bhutan 16 8 - - - - - D D
Bolivia 1,038 359 D D 33 45 289 38 271
Bosnia and Herzegovina 279 61 - - 15 76 46 31 50
Botswana 123 23 D - D 47 15 - 34
Brazil 61,810 5,344 35 151 2,635 1,282 28,342 1,784 22,237
Brunei 23 7 - - - - 13 - 3
Bulgaria 2,345 492 7 224 195 111 582 426 308
Burkina Faso 86 44 - - 8 5 7 - 22
Burma 156 46 - - 5 8 32 3 62
Burundi 10 3 - - - D 3 - D
Cabo Verde 85 D - - 23 43 - - D
Cambodia 91 9 - - D 18 8 D 49
Cameroon 339 134 - - D 60 48 D 86
Canada 1,077,714 65,076 4,415 2,593 27,106 39,684 197,863 73,127 667,850
Central African Republic 13 D - - - D - - 7
Chad 11 - - - - D D - 6
Chile 11,384 3,877 26 13 690 256 1,708 1,692 3,122
China, People's Republic5 108,751 60,121 43 7 1,920 2,514 19,909 688 23,549
Colombia 22,664 3,731 31 117 2,689 1,604 5,265 4,694 4,533
Congo, Democratic Republic 132 13 - - 35 24 16 - 44
Congo, Republic 30 D - - - D 11 - 14
Costa Rica 5,714 827 173 481 163 46 2,410 256 1,358
Cote d'Ivoire 163 46 - - 8 D 39 D 63
Croatia 1,672 322 - 12 188 122 567 182 279
Cuba 970 - - - 34 792 6 9 129
Cyprus 417 159 - - 93 12 104 - 49
Czechia 4,574 269 D D 358 454 1,494 840 1,006
Denmark6 12,114 498 D D 1,766 330 3,984 2,380 3,134
Djibouti D - - - - D - - D
Dominica 174 17 - - 8 42 79 - 28
Dominican Republic 7,525 580 27 137 808 3,736 797 66 1,374
Ecuador 2,784 672 5 35 173 94 847 150 808
Egypt 4,238 870 19 - 316 45 1,348 130 1,510
El Salvador 2,562 474 155 634 36 313 450 19 481
Equatorial Guinea 11 - - - - - D - D
Eritrea 7 D - - - 4 - - D
Estonia 817 103 - D 152 110 160 D 199
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 44 14 - - D D 10 4 12
Ethiopia 480 157 - - 23 118 61 8 113
Fiji 58 9 - - 5 7 10 - 27
Finland 7,143 393 12 - 548 814 2,791 593 1,992
France7 105,368 7,973 6 9 7,709 1,634 31,824 32,917 23,296
Gabon 17 4 - - - D 7 D D
Gambia 53 28 - - - - D D 19
Georgia 462 127 - - 42 90 61 21 121
Germany 95,605 5,651 D D 5,650 1,449 25,436 44,235 13,174
Ghana 997 389 - - 13 107 147 - 341
Greece 4,831 1,640 - 33 675 371 1,152 205 755
Grenada 182 44 - - 40 24 - 24 50
Guatemala 9,844 563 3,920 3,562 179 308 676 79 557
Guinea 54 D - - D 18 12 - 14
Guinea-Bissau D - - - - - - - D
Guyana 115 35 - - 9 24 5 - 42
Haiti 725 73 D - 23 385 17 D 222
Honduras 3,246 474 350 787 46 231 466 487 405
Hungary 4,158 418 8 65 397 284 1,677 32 1,277
Iceland 1,036 187 - - 278 D 195 D 324
India 592,797 304,781 D D 2,092 2,799 63,752 337 219,026
Indonesia 2,127 696 - - 147 59 487 53 685
Iran 94 21 - - 7 4 12 5 45
Iraq 110 53 - - D 6 15 D 31
Ireland 26,211 3,055 83 271 2,724 1,610 9,986 4,188 4,294
Israel 22,947 2,064 - - 2,147 578 7,413 2,874 7,871
Italy 55,269 5,133 3 29 5,261 1,099 15,177 20,258 8,309
Jamaica 17,598 510 5,303 8,425 2,018 586 178 171 407
Japan 188,630 3,656 - 209 2,842 1,671 39,914 111,753 28,585
Jordan 1,377 603 - - 45 7 276 59 387
Kazakhstan 864 107 - - 44 59 178 149 327
Kenya 1,057 416 - - 28 149 156 7 301
Kiribati 19 - - - - - - - 19
Korea, North D - - - - - D - -
Korea, South 48,228 7,120 - 12 2,006 1,952 11,793 11,915 13,430
Kosovo 113 34 - - D 39 D 5 30
Kuwait 226 78 - - 22 - 47 - 79
Kyrgyzstan 65 16 - - 6 3 10 9 21
Laos 27 D - - - - D D 23
Latvia 864 108 - 4 191 154 142 123 142
Lebanon 2,019 857 - - 195 72 493 18 384
Lesotho 12 8 - - - - - - 4
Liberia 59 D - - 31 D - 7 14
Libya 57 13 - - - 4 8 - 32
Liechtenstein 70 9 - - 18 3 23 12 5
Lithuania 1,243 83 - 77 192 60 352 161 318
Luxembourg 354 29 - - 55 7 149 38 76
Macedonia 329 91 - 18 26 74 61 13 46
Madagascar 23 12 - - D D - - D
Malawi 49 11 - - D D 11 - 21
Malaysia 5,598 1,277 - - 237 41 2,511 31 1,501
Maldives D D - - - - - - -
Mali 158 8 - D 14 100 8 D 25
Malta 222 15 - - 25 D 127 D 51
Marshall Islands D - - - - - - - D
Mauritania 22 10 - - 3 - D D 6
Mauritius 206 76 - - D - 92 D 25
Mexico 766,649 15,481 277,340 95,208 8,443 40,623 39,500 49,213 240,841
Moldova 426 107 46 9 40 35 56 5 128
Monaco 62 9 - - 13 6 34 - -
Mongolia 385 123 D D 5 65 26 64 99
Morocco8 872 215 - - 49 25 244 112 227
Mozambique 134 15 - - D D 22 - 92
Namibia 61 11 D - D D 18 - 19
Nepal 1,565 988 - - 11 41 102 3 420
Netherlands9 28,684 1,421 11 18 4,056 750 11,355 4,412 6,661
New Zealand10 7,746 800 86 31 1,679 423 2,717 65 1,945
Nicaragua 1,603 185 559 72 9 159 174 14 431
Niger 28 11 D - D 9 - - D
Nigeria 3,377 1,295 - - 169 255 575 4 1,079
Norway 6,520 325 - 3 1,106 351 1,597 1,500 1,638
Oman 110 4 - - - - 29 16 61
Pakistan 5,421 1,806 - - 92 255 963 477 1,828
Panama 1,645 272 8 64 121 293 256 219 412
Papua New Guinea 13 - - - - - - - 13
Paraguay 390 63 - - 25 51 72 72 107
Peru 5,794 1,477 956 36 286 287 1,253 103 1,396
Philippines 14,550 3,031 96 1,252 425 72 2,766 710 6,198
Poland 9,497 878 3 126 822 564 3,702 566 2,836
Portugal 7,037 868 D D 833 163 3,269 191 1,648
Qatar 29 D - - D - 15 - 9
Romania 4,886 644 269 437 286 266 1,697 364 923
Russia 15,742 1,759 - - 2,078 2,438 4,565 213 4,689
Rwanda 149 83 - - D D 27 - 31
Saint Kitts and Nevis 105 26 - - D D 24 5 45
Saint Lucia 116 59 - - 7 17 14 - 19
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 38 18 - - 4 12 - - 4
Samoa 29 - - - - - D - D
San Marino 7 - - - - D - - D
Saudi Arabia 1,651 236 - - D D 577 D 793
Senegal 156 58 - - 26 24 D D 34
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 570 77 D 155 47 77 127 D 70
Seychelles 5 - - - - - - - 5
Sierra Leone 24 17 - - - - D D D
Singapore 9,419 4,097 - - 245 15 2,429 226 2,407
Slovakia 2,181 195 D D 185 150 915 201 470
Slovenia 976 140 D D 158 51 250 233 136
Solomon Islands 3 - - - - - D - D
Somalia D - D - - - - - -
South Africa 13,719 869 3,663 1,690 802 396 3,677 121 2,501
South Sudan 8 - D - D - - - D
Spain 52,704 5,253 6 9 4,145 1,365 15,633 16,085 10,208
Sri Lanka 1,577 465 - - 13 66 375 179 479
Sudan 67 25 - - - - 14 - 28
Suriname 66 18 - - 6 - 4 28 10
Sweden 18,685 1,135 D D 3,037 1,708 5,519 2,926 4,355
Switzerland 11,896 1,018 3 5 1,319 316 4,171 2,630 2,434
Syria 65 6 - - - 6 12 6 35
Taiwan 20,239 4,919 D D 814 676 3,380 6,286 3,612
Tajikistan 61 17 - - 5 5 10 - 24
Tanzania 232 88 - - 24 7 22 - 91
Thailand 2,993 690 D D 186 148 570 590 778
Togo 40 13 - - 3 - 6 - 18
Tonga 46 - - - D D - - 43
Trinidad and Tobago 3,240 508 - - 423 629 976 223 481
Tunisia 596 146 - - 46 6 175 41 182
Turkey 10,614 2,237 - 15 533 32 2,219 3,360 2,218
Turkmenistan 51 6 - - - - 17 - 28
Uganda 820 152 - - D 410 77 D 157
Ukraine 8,889 896 261 910 688 945 2,230 143 2,816
United Arab Emirates 56 D - D D - 40 - 9
United Kingdom11 174,787 9,766 71 687 30,935 5,571 63,911 27,966 35,880
Uruguay 1,572 292 D D 168 59 500 119 383
Uzbekistan 321 43 - - 14 89 49 12 114
Vanuatu 5 - - - - - - - 5
Venezuela 17,907 2,629 - D D 2,258 4,547 2,456 4,035
Vietnam 2,783 885 13 - 187 184 557 30 927
Yemen 68 6 - - - - 17 3 42
Zambia 143 46 - D 6 D 23 - 64
Zimbabwe 660 257 D D 35 52 173 D 133
Unknown 3,812 731 35 673 384 243 795 250 701

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: January 6, 2020

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