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Table 31. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Month of Arrival: Fiscal Year 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 31. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Month of Arrival: Fiscal Year 2019
Month of ArrivalTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temporary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Representatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total81,563,13924,102,24049,822,2172,527,6554,106,324454,494511,47138,738
October 20186,769,3022,273,4564,018,555100,788294,73637,99240,1723,603
November 20186,280,0251,739,4944,025,720119,787316,76034,15141,1632,950
December 20187,490,8271,942,1465,007,228143,080328,01729,35537,5413,460
January 20196,204,8941,504,0683,679,923498,395435,00537,45347,0612,989
February 20195,694,3931,658,2593,538,574103,711317,88129,79143,5052,672
March 20196,428,5061,760,0994,022,290184,112368,45240,09350,4383,022
April 20197,141,4822,260,6014,349,729105,423339,45738,73244,0423,498
May 20196,802,3322,028,9254,221,965156,918312,76035,54542,9793,240
June 20196,659,6151,944,9724,094,379203,867333,94540,20739,0733,172
July 20197,667,4302,388,7204,652,302177,586364,01741,06940,3013,435
August 20197,766,4552,431,4564,346,667534,770361,34942,82545,8263,562
September 20196,657,8782,170,0443,864,885199,218333,94547,28139,3703,135

1 Includes GMB, GMT, WB, and WT admissions.
2 Includes B1, B2, and a limited number of Border Crossing Card (BCC) admissions.
3 Includes principals, spouses, and children (F1, F2, J1, J2, M1, and M2 admissions).
4 Includes principals, spouses, and children (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).
5 Includes principals, spouses, and children (A1 to A3, G1 to G5, and N1 to N7 admissions).
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 Updated: 01/26/2021
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