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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 Citizenship Total Temporary Workers and Families1 Workers 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
   Total 4,106,324 601,594 442,822 129,126 163,342 133,464 698,794 515,672 1,421,510
Africa 33,175 5,886 5,000 1,902 1,878 1,690 7,925 507 8,387
Asia 1,077,008 432,057 235 1,837 15,863 13,060 158,823 144,088 311,045
Europe 692,623 49,496 931 4,712 82,205 25,935 222,168 167,672 139,504
North America 2,047,465 90,603 435,186 118,896 42,464 82,144 242,405 129,159 906,608
Oceania 98,547 3,333 136 101 9,311 2,557 15,696 56,102 11,311
South America 152,474 19,346 1,231 422 11,169 7,846 50,955 17,720 43,785
Unknown 5,032 873 103 1,256 452 232 822 424 870

 

Table 32. Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2019
Country of Citizenship Total Temporary Workers and Families1 Workers 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
   Total 4,106,324 601,594 442,822 129,126 163,342 133,464 698,794 515,672 1,421,510
Afghanistan 37 11 - - 3 4 6 - 13
Albania 399 139 - D D 49 46 59 82
Algeria 350 53 - - 6 22 152 8 109
Andorra 50 D - - 8 - 7 D 26
Angola 290 7 - - 49 D 112 D 116
Antigua and Barbuda 137 35 - 5 9 12 30 8 38
Argentina 23,360 1,698 67 82 2,052 1,469 6,884 5,653 5,455
Armenia 605 97 - - 85 94 80 86 163
Australia4 90,293 2,450 39 65 7,515 2,011 12,963 55,990 9,260
Austria 8,411 636 D D 864 362 2,803 2,451 1,282
Azerbaijan 247 64 - - 26 5 41 47 64
Bahamas 799 288 - - 26 172 134 28 151
Bahrain 93 44 - - 16 4 15 - 14
Bangladesh 1,005 526 - - 24 11 58 9 377
Barbados 446 103 - 3 100 57 80 - 103
Belarus 1,674 132 - D 102 185 600 D 642
Belgium 13,608 758 - D 1,512 D 5,401 2,571 2,964
Belize 249 64 12 101 10 35 8 - 19
Benin 73 27 - - D 13 D - 24
Bhutan 20 D - - - - - D 9
Bolivia 917 296 - - 21 24 259 34 283
Bosnia and Herzegovina 292 67 - - 8 93 58 25 41
Botswana 77 28 D D D 5 4 - 35
Brazil 66,293 5,225 43 130 2,963 1,660 30,194 2,017 24,061
Brunei 37 D - - D - 19 D 10
Bulgaria 2,277 435 5 348 153 120 488 417 311
Burkina Faso 98 34 - - 11 12 - - 41
Burma 139 45 - - D - 18 D 69
Burundi 16 6 - D - 5 - - D
Cabo Verde 87 D - - 17 41 8 D 13
Cambodia 110 17 - - D 48 D 16 26
Cameroon 306 113 - - 4 43 67 10 69
Canada 1,092,194 70,628 6,829 1,083 29,789 40,662 199,339 83,570 660,294
Central African Republic 24 - - - - 9 D D 9
Chad 3 - - - - - 3 - -
Chile 11,594 4,028 31 12 608 225 1,628 1,846 3,216
China, People's Republic5 117,217 67,434 21 6 1,945 3,147 20,284 732 23,648
Colombia 24,255 3,625 32 131 2,919 1,666 5,611 5,411 4,860
Congo, Democratic Republic 144 18 - - 46 18 14 8 40
Congo, Republic 58 6 - - - 17 11 - 24
Costa Rica 6,277 683 256 478 182 75 2,840 216 1,547
Cote d'Ivoire 144 47 - - 3 18 38 3 35
Croatia 1,675 314 - 22 209 118 546 138 328
Cuba 693 5 - - 37 555 10 8 78
Cyprus 410 161 - - 105 D 101 D 34
Czechia 4,963 283 D D 310 848 1,502 896 945
Denmark6 11,562 439 20 - 1,588 319 3,766 2,556 2,874
Djibouti D - - - - D - - D
Dominica 130 20 - - 6 42 36 - 26
Dominican Republic 8,124 565 55 119 1,020 4,074 709 72 1,510
Ecuador 3,008 736 19 31 198 123 908 166 827
Egypt 4,494 1,029 D D 240 30 1,420 144 1,606
El Salvador 2,525 438 155 690 29 219 442 19 533
Equatorial Guinea 9 - - - - - D - D
Eritrea 16 D - - D 8 - - 5
Estonia 853 93 - 9 112 114 228 138 159
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 43 D - - - - 12 D 18
Ethiopia 546 199 - - 24 143 69 7 104
Fiji 63 9 - 8 14 7 - - 25
Finland 6,849 411 21 - 599 818 2,538 692 1,770
France7 103,594 6,989 D D 7,909 1,671 30,870 33,213 22,931
Gabon 24 6 - - D - 6 D 8
Gambia 42 28 - - - D D - 9
Georgia 429 160 - D 46 46 D 42 97
Germany 91,187 5,294 6 11 5,877 1,161 26,561 38,521 13,756
Ghana 1,084 444 - - D 102 130 D 367
Greece 4,902 1,734 - 18 718 366 1,148 196 722
Grenada 279 53 - D D 71 D 73 53
Guatemala 8,367 446 2,681 3,235 203 272 788 120 622
Guinea 46 13 - - 7 7 9 - 10
Guyana 105 35 - - 5 13 18 - 34
Haiti 685 70 - - 24 322 25 17 227
Holy See 4 D - - - - D - D
Honduras 3,252 463 388 840 22 147 433 530 429
Hungary 4,640 422 6 85 378 840 1,679 34 1,196
Iceland 1,131 197 - - 304 100 204 8 318
India 611,848 328,164 D D 2,456 2,973 63,376 275 214,596
Indonesia 2,349 677 - - 130 63 625 75 779
Iran 69 16 - - 11 12 7 - 23
Iraq 141 31 - - 4 5 56 3 42
Ireland 26,818 2,690 91 208 2,825 1,586 11,028 4,068 4,322
Israel 21,569 1,828 - 12 2,220 524 6,779 3,003 7,203
Italy 56,458 5,205 - 106 5,551 948 15,092 20,969 8,587
Jamaica 19,198 542 5,054 10,446 1,847 582 169 180 378
Japan 186,758 3,227 D D 3,116 1,727 37,171 113,574 27,746
Jordan 1,308 477 - - 41 18 303 49 420
Kazakhstan 1,040 162 - - 51 67 263 126 371
Kenya 1,109 385 - - 38 129 218 9 330
Kiribati 19 - - - - - - - 19
Korea, North 4 - - - D - D D -
Korea, South 50,901 7,297 - 6 2,272 2,566 11,634 13,495 13,631
Kosovo 96 26 - - 5 17 11 - 37
Kuwait 201 78 - - D - 39 D 69
Kyrgyzstan 52 13 - - D D 6 7 19
Laos 27 D - - - - D D 22
Latvia 838 103 - 5 176 177 151 79 147
Lebanon 2,145 837 D - 244 159 520 D 350
Lesotho 14 6 - - - 3 - - 5
Liberia 46 11 - - D 16 - D 9
Libya 57 16 - - - 4 3 - 34
Liechtenstein 63 9 - - 16 9 21 D D
Lithuania 1,620 113 - 221 201 105 437 135 408
Luxembourg 302 17 - - 56 4 107 46 72
Madagascar 27 8 - - D 4 D - 11
Malawi 80 15 D - - D 23 - 35
Malaysia 5,655 1,251 - - 208 53 2,673 31 1,439
Maldives 6 D D D - - D - D
Mali 100 8 - - 13 42 11 - 26
Malta 309 21 - D 33 43 143 D 65
Marshall Islands D - - - - - - - D
Mauritania 25 8 4 - 5 - 5 D D
Mauritius 210 64 - - 8 - 98 6 34
Mexico 897,182 15,264 419,052 101,687 8,456 33,906 35,807 43,762 239,248
Moldova 413 88 44 D 50 48 49 D 102
Monaco 56 6 - - D D 43 - -
Mongolia 584 88 80 78 3 92 36 81 126
Morocco8 950 179 - - 49 22 279 112 309
Mozambique 111 13 - - 8 - 31 - 59
Namibia 64 7 D - 3 4 24 D 23
Nauru D - - - D - - - D
Nepal 1,499 983 D - 14 D 108 - 380
Netherlands9 28,111 1,425 19 26 4,004 786 11,000 4,468 6,383
New Zealand10 8,003 872 97 28 1,779 536 2,721 112 1,858
Nicaragua 1,662 99 688 141 31 100 181 21 401
Niger 48 6 D - 6 31 - - D
Nigeria 3,527 1,406 - - 206 145 626 8 1,136
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia) 343 109 - 33 25 58 61 17 40
Norway 6,532 356 - - 1,037 310 1,501 1,661 1,667
Oman 135 D - - D - 41 18 64
Pakistan 5,496 1,822 - - 91 101 1,042 521 1,919
Panama 1,753 243 16 67 182 259 351 253 382
Papua New Guinea 30 D - - - - D - 18
Paraguay 416 92 - D D 42 80 68 110
Peru 5,749 1,323 982 35 333 304 1,292 127 1,353
Philippines 14,294 2,784 87 1,055 509 250 2,882 650 6,077
Poland 10,126 927 5 185 819 565 4,015 564 3,046
Portugal 7,275 847 D D 820 177 3,522 215 1,621
Qatar 35 D - - D D 13 - 18
Romania 5,724 601 271 775 301 312 1,935 515 1,014
Russia 15,137 1,726 - D 2,155 2,417 4,030 D 4,610
Rwanda 145 81 - - D 34 D - 20
Saint Kitts and Nevis 95 19 - - D - 12 D 55
Saint Lucia 161 65 - - 16 16 36 - 28
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 29 22 - - - D - - D
Samoa 29 - - - - - D - D
San Marino D - - - - - - - D
Saudi Arabia 1,688 316 3 - 56 6 563 5 739
Senegal 238 72 - - 46 30 18 7 65
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 614 68 - 335 37 38 71 13 52
Seychelles 5 D - - - - - - D
Sierra Leone 21 13 D - 3 - D - D
Singapore 9,539 4,046 - - 277 29 2,453 251 2,483
Slovakia 2,289 183 - 66 196 174 942 223 505
Slovenia 977 137 D D 176 89 212 227 129
Solomon Islands 4 - - - - - - - 4
Somalia D - - - - - - - D
South Africa 15,911 802 4,957 1,896 845 356 4,002 111 2,942
South Sudan 7 - - - 7 - - - -
Spain 52,666 4,971 4 10 4,584 1,166 15,152 16,520 10,259
Sri Lanka 1,437 382 - - 8 67 384 173 423
Sudan 100 36 - - D - 11 D 47
Suriname 81 8 - - D D 6 45 16
Sweden 17,814 962 4 4 2,980 1,693 5,021 2,997 4,153
Switzerland 11,434 821 5 4 1,336 344 3,941 2,597 2,386
Syria 41 D - - D 7 8 8 13
Taiwan 20,567 4,974 D D 786 544 3,511 6,830 3,525
Tajikistan 60 17 - - 7 5 6 - 25
Tanzania 215 75 - - 19 17 33 - 71
Thailand 3,007 733 33 31 203 110 653 500 744
Timor-Leste D - - - - - - D -
Togo 39 19 - - D D 4 D 12
Tonga 98 - - - D D - - 93
Trinidad and Tobago 3,228 488 - - 446 560 974 275 485
Tunisia 586 127 - - 51 11 182 44 171
Turkey 10,963 2,168 - 48 640 44 2,404 3,391 2,268
Turkmenistan 25 5 - - - - 12 - 8
Uganda 704 152 - - D 302 56 D 153
Ukraine 9,266 812 328 1,474 739 840 2,182 116 2,775
United Arab Emirates 72 14 - - 12 D 36 D D
United Kingdom11 179,270 8,922 87 492 33,404 6,462 63,055 30,080 36,768
Uruguay 1,601 221 57 - 201 50 471 161 440
Uzbekistan 235 28 - - 9 64 32 9 93
Vanuatu 5 - - - - - - - 5
Venezuela 15,095 2,059 - - 1,844 2,266 3,604 2,192 3,130
Vietnam 2,850 1,036 4 - 215 187 511 37 860
Yemen 58 10 - - - - 11 - 37
Zambia 112 36 - D 10 D 15 - 48
Zimbabwe 747 260 D D 45 29 213 10 185
Unknown 5,032 873 103 1,256 452 232 822 424 870

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: October 28, 2020

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