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Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019

The 2019 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 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Region of Birth: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Region of Birth201720182019
      Total1,127,1671,096,6111,031,765
Africa118,824115,736111,194
Asia424,743397,187364,761
Europe84,33580,02487,597
North America413,650418,991370,860
Oceania5,0714,6535,359
South America79,07678,86990,850
Unknown1,4681,1511,144

 

Table 3. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Country of Birth201720182019
      Total1,127,1671,096,6111,031,765
Afghanistan19,53812,93510,136
Albania5,7225,0495,366
Algeria2,1392,1232,299
American SamoaDD-
Angola209176226
Anguilla232314
Antigua and Barbuda322325323
Argentina3,4823,0803,925
Armenia3,4373,2173,101
Aruba474552
Australia2,9062,6933,205
Austria387401437
Azerbaijan8811,0151,169
Bahamas725759922
Bahrain130143183
Bangladesh14,69315,71715,176
Barbados373318338
Belarus1,9191,9512,263
Belgium625537714
Belize746632806
Benin648573619
Bermuda686584
Bhutan2,9402,3501,441
Bolivia1,5101,5231,525
Bosnia and Herzegovina846682637
Botswana1127261
Brazil14,98915,39419,825
Brunei242923
Bulgaria2,1841,7981,759
Burkina Faso541525646
Burma12,8978,1825,024
Burundi1,094762781
Cabo Verde2,6181,9291,852
Cambodia4,0563,1872,748
Cameroon4,6684,2364,369
Canada11,4849,89811,388
Cayman Islands674753
Central African Republic178304231
Chad205251224
Chile1,6251,5191,762
China, People's Republic71,56565,21462,248
Colombia17,95617,54519,841
ComorosD810
Congo, Democratic Republic8,7099,9418,999
Congo, Republic632580476
Costa Rica2,1842,1712,348
Cote d'Ivoire1,8101,3751,589
Croatia375286360
Cuba65,02876,48641,641
Curacao345653
Cyprus117120111
Czechia582534714
Czechoslovakia (former)5251-
Denmark461353416
Djibouti222281151
Dominica510492511
Dominican Republic58,52057,41349,911
Ecuador10,59411,47211,083
Egypt9,8349,8269,479
El Salvador25,10928,32627,656
Equatorial Guinea201730
Eritrea2,4492,4282,385
Estonia176151193
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)191832
Ethiopia14,63712,4039,060
Fiji805730734
Finland439442497
France4,7824,2764,787
French Polynesia201025
Gabon150112148
Gambia1,1341,0231,378
Georgia1,6291,6431,691
Germany4,6624,4434,848
Ghana8,4558,3948,526
Greece1,3141,2141,350
Grenada544501554
Guatemala13,19815,63813,453
Guinea1,3481,2821,579
Guinea-Bissau482751
Guyana5,4685,1655,385
Haiti21,82421,36017,253
Honduras11,38713,79415,901
Hong Kong2,4152,0752,021
Hungary9729171,070
Iceland868970
India60,39459,82154,495
Indonesia1,9141,7561,899
Iran13,79110,1166,640
Iraq14,20314,3516,514
Ireland1,4851,4011,760
Israel3,8023,7064,304
Italy3,6553,3293,822
Jamaica21,90520,34721,689
Japan4,6354,3174,503
Jordan5,2645,3224,998
Kazakhstan1,3771,3781,533
Kenya6,9577,1907,052
Korea, North324129
Korea, South19,19417,67618,479
Kosovo1,0148861,020
Kuwait1,1771,0901,201
Kyrgyzstan715908881
Laos685863850
Latvia359356319
Lebanon2,8182,5812,605
Lesotho241222
Liberia4,1553,1013,495
Libya780499511
Lithuania645658750
Luxembourg333042
Macau1099199
Madagascar607975
Malawi228257213
Malaysia4,1093,0512,303
Maldives5D8
Mali544488586
Malta755847
Marshall Islands232322
Mauritania287212230
Mauritius966795
Mexico170,581161,858156,052
Micronesia, Federated States61921
Moldova2,4802,2061,935
Monaco14137
Mongolia661636765
Montenegro323299376
Montserrat122024
Morocco4,2293,0773,721
Mozambique9610077
Namibia1307598
Nepal11,61011,95310,201
Netherlands1,0569981,274
Netherlands Antilles (former)9721
New Zealand798719844
Nicaragua3,0723,0613,818
Niger11693201
Nigeria13,53913,95215,888
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia)1,0271,0821,079
Norway290284329
Oman104110148
Pakistan17,40815,80213,921
Palau13714
Panama8898971,059
Papua New Guinea182724
Paraguay391389452
Peru10,1159,87810,049
Philippines49,14747,25845,920
Poland4,8454,3574,700
Portugal939889940
Qatar224236287
Romania2,9532,4482,616
Russia8,9188,6219,822
Rwanda1,3941,6201,509
Saint Kitts and Nevis238250238
Saint Lucia777696726
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines361333403
Samoa194179195
Sao Tome and Principe10912
Saudi Arabia2,1352,1002,514
Senegal1,4701,4201,665
Serbia1,4101,2171,532
Serbia and Montenegro (former)144132139
Seychelles1066
Sierra Leone2,0581,5271,443
Singapore818801818
Sint Maarten352737
Slovakia388370422
Slovenia10895119
Somalia7,4047,5573,752
South Africa2,9123,0103,174
South Sudan160185191
Soviet Union (former)9391,0221,227
Spain3,0452,8413,115
Sri Lanka1,6271,5941,689
Sudan3,5153,6582,949
Suriname136182172
Sweden9508891,018
Switzerland565570595
Syria5,87714,6865,967
Taiwan4,8585,0795,801
Tajikistan6528931,158
Tanzania1,4153,1863,142
Thailand6,3115,5565,551
Togo1,5721,5341,546
Tonga262225256
Trinidad and Tobago3,1002,7583,150
Tunisia535517510
Turkey4,8445,5855,713
Turkmenistan251286330
Turks and Caicos Islands354156
Uganda1,8982,4122,560
Ukraine10,13511,87911,762
United Arab Emirates1,3141,3791,586
United Kingdom10,9489,90811,337
United States409306262
Uruguay1,0019601,109
Uzbekistan4,0954,6122,550
Venezuela11,80911,76215,720
Vietnam38,23133,83439,712
Virgin Islands, British253758
Yemen6,0291,8853,717
Zambia537477511
Zimbabwe810749758
All other countries1434040
Unknown1,4681,1511,144

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 lawful permanent residents per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/28/2020
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