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Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: 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 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2019
Region of CitizenshipTotal Temporary Workers and Families1Workers in Specialty Occupations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agricultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agricultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extraordinary Ability/ Achievement
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers
(P1 to P3)
Intracompany Transferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Investors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total4,106,324601,594442,822129,126163,342133,464698,794515,6721,421,510
Africa33,1755,8865,0001,9021,8781,6907,9255078,387
Asia1,077,008432,0572351,83715,86313,060158,823144,088311,045
Europe692,62349,4969314,71282,20525,935222,168167,672139,504
North America2,047,46590,603435,186118,89642,46482,144242,405129,159906,608
Oceania98,5473,3331361019,3112,55715,69656,10211,311
South America152,47419,3461,23142211,1697,84650,95517,72043,785
Unknown5,0328731031,256452232822424870

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2019
Country of CitizenshipTotal Temporary Workers and Families1Workers in Specialty Occupations
(H1B)
Seasonal Agricultural Workers
(H2A)
Seasonal Non-Agricultural Workers
(H2B, H2R)2
Workers with Extraordinary Ability/ Achievement
(O1, O2)
Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers
(P1 to P3)
Intracompany Transferees
(L1)
Treaty Traders and Investors
(E1 to E3)3
Other
   Total4,106,324601,594442,822129,126163,342133,464698,794515,6721,421,510
Afghanistan3711--346-13
Albania399139-DD49465982
Algeria35053--6221528109
Andorra50D--8-7D26
Angola2907--49D112D116
Antigua and Barbuda13735-591230838
Argentina23,3601,69867822,0521,4696,8845,6535,455
Armenia60597--85948086163
Australia490,2932,45039657,5152,01112,96355,9909,260
Austria8,411636DD8643622,8032,4511,282
Azerbaijan24764--265414764
Bahamas799288--2617213428151
Bahrain9344--16415-14
Bangladesh1,005526--2411589377
Barbados446103-31005780-103
Belarus1,674132-D102185600D642
Belgium13,608758-D1,512D5,4012,5712,964
Belize249641210110358-19
Benin7327--D13D-24
Bhutan20D-----D9
Bolivia917296--212425934283
Bosnia and Herzegovina29267--893582541
Botswana7728DDD54-35
Brazil66,2935,225431302,9631,66030,1942,01724,061
Brunei37D--D-19D10
Bulgaria2,2774355348153120488417311
Burkina Faso9834--1112--41
Burma13945--D-18D69
Burundi166-D-5--D
Cabo Verde87D--17418D13
Cambodia11017--D48D1626
Cameroon306113--443671069
Canada1,092,19470,6286,8291,08329,78940,662199,33983,570660,294
Central African Republic24----9DD9
Chad3-----3--
Chile11,5944,02831126082251,6281,8463,216
China, People's Republic5117,21767,4342161,9453,14720,28473223,648
Colombia24,2553,625321312,9191,6665,6115,4114,860
Congo, Democratic Republic14418--461814840
Congo, Republic586---1711-24
Costa Rica6,277683256478182752,8402161,547
Cote d'Ivoire14447--31838335
Croatia1,675314-22209118546138328
Cuba6935--3755510878
Cyprus410161--105D101D34
Czechia4,963283DD3108481,502896945
Denmark611,56243920-1,5883193,7662,5562,874
DjiboutiD----D--D
Dominica13020--64236-26
Dominican Republic8,124565551191,0204,074709721,510
Ecuador3,0087361931198123908166827
Egypt4,4941,029DD240301,4201441,606
El Salvador2,5254381556902921944219533
Equatorial Guinea9-----D-D
Eritrea16D--D8--5
Estonia85393-9112114228138159
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)43D----12D18
Ethiopia546199--24143697104
Fiji639-8147--25
Finland6,84941121-5998182,5386921,770
France7103,5946,989DD7,9091,67130,87033,21322,931
Gabon246--D-6D8
Gambia4228---DD-9
Georgia429160-D4646D4297
Germany91,1875,2946115,8771,16126,56138,52113,756
Ghana1,084444--D102130D367
Greece4,9021,734-187183661,148196722
Grenada27953-DD71D7353
Guatemala8,3674462,6813,235203272788120622
Guinea4613--779-10
Guyana10535--51318-34
Haiti68570--243222517227
Holy See4D----D-D
Honduras3,25246338884022147433530429
Hungary4,6404226853788401,679341,196
Iceland1,131197--3041002048318
India611,848328,164DD2,4562,97363,376275214,596
Indonesia2,349677--1306362575779
Iran6916--11127-23
Iraq14131--4556342
Ireland26,8182,690912082,8251,58611,0284,0684,322
Israel21,5691,828-122,2205246,7793,0037,203
Italy56,4585,205-1065,55194815,09220,9698,587
Jamaica19,1985425,05410,4461,847582169180378
Japan186,7583,227DD3,1161,72737,171113,57427,746
Jordan1,308477--411830349420
Kazakhstan1,040162--5167263126371
Kenya1,109385--381292189330
Kiribati19-------19
Korea, North4---D-DD-
Korea, South50,9017,297-62,2722,56611,63413,49513,631
Kosovo9626--51711-37
Kuwait20178--D-39D69
Kyrgyzstan5213--DD6719
Laos27D----DD22
Latvia838103-517617715179147
Lebanon2,145837D-244159520D350
Lesotho146---3--5
Liberia4611--D16-D9
Libya5716---43-34
Liechtenstein639--16921DD
Lithuania1,620113-221201105437135408
Luxembourg30217--5641074672
Madagascar278--D4D-11
Malawi8015D--D23-35
Malaysia5,6551,251--208532,673311,439
Maldives6DDD--D-D
Mali1008--134211-26
Malta30921-D3343143D65
Marshall IslandsD-------D
Mauritania2584-5-5DD
Mauritius21064--8-98634
Mexico897,18215,264419,052101,6878,45633,90635,80743,762239,248
Moldova4138844D504849D102
Monaco566--DD43--
Mongolia5848880783923681126
Morocco8950179--4922279112309
Mozambique11113--8-31-59
Namibia647D-3424D23
NauruD---D---D
Nepal1,499983D-14D108-380
Netherlands928,1111,42519264,00478611,0004,4686,383
New Zealand108,00387297281,7795362,7211121,858
Nicaragua1,662996881413110018121401
Niger486D-631--D
Nigeria3,5271,406--20614562681,136
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia)343109-332558611740
Norway6,532356--1,0373101,5011,6611,667
Oman135D--D-411864
Pakistan5,4961,822--911011,0425211,919
Panama1,7532431667182259351253382
Papua New Guinea30D----D-18
Paraguay41692-DD428068110
Peru5,7491,323982353333041,2921271,353
Philippines14,2942,784871,0555092502,8826506,077
Poland10,12692751858195654,0155643,046
Portugal7,275847DD8201773,5222151,621
Qatar35D--DD13-18
Romania5,7246012717753013121,9355151,014
Russia15,1371,726-D2,1552,4174,030D4,610
Rwanda14581--D34D-20
Saint Kitts and Nevis9519--D-12D55
Saint Lucia16165--161636-28
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2922---D--D
Samoa29-----D-D
San MarinoD-------D
Saudi Arabia1,6883163-5665635739
Senegal23872--463018765
Serbia and Montenegro (former)61468-3353738711352
Seychelles5D------D
Sierra Leone2113D-3-D-D
Singapore9,5394,046--277292,4532512,483
Slovakia2,289183-66196174942223505
Slovenia977137DD17689212227129
Solomon Islands4-------4
SomaliaD-------D
South Africa15,9118024,9571,8968453564,0021112,942
South Sudan7---7----
Spain52,6664,9714104,5841,16615,15216,52010,259
Sri Lanka1,437382--867384173423
Sudan10036--D-11D47
Suriname818--DD64516
Sweden17,814962442,9801,6935,0212,9974,153
Switzerland11,434821541,3363443,9412,5972,386
Syria41D--D78813
Taiwan20,5674,974DD7865443,5116,8303,525
Tajikistan6017--756-25
Tanzania21575--191733-71
Thailand3,0077333331203110653500744
Timor-LesteD------D-
Togo3919--DD4D12
Tonga98---DD--93
Trinidad and Tobago3,228488--446560974275485
Tunisia586127--511118244171
Turkey10,9632,168-48640442,4043,3912,268
Turkmenistan255----12-8
Uganda704152--D30256D153
Ukraine9,2668123281,4747398402,1821162,775
United Arab Emirates7214--12D36DD
United Kingdom11179,2708,9228749233,4046,46263,05530,08036,768
Uruguay1,60122157-20150471161440
Uzbekistan23528--96432993
Vanuatu5-------5
Venezuela15,0952,059--1,8442,2663,6042,1923,130
Vietnam2,8501,0364-21518751137860
Yemen5810----11-37
Zambia11236-D10D15-48
Zimbabwe747260DD452921310185
Unknown5,0328731031,256452232822424870

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 Updated: 10/28/2020
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