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Table 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible by Region and Country of Nationality: 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 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible by Region of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Region of Nationality 2017 2018 2019
   Total 216,257 281,928 287,977
Africa 6,745 7,580 8,580
Asia 35,880 77,819 81,149
Europe 15,065 22,893 22,730
North America 146,000 155,048 153,044
Oceania 1,344 1,127 1,142
South America 10,962 17,226 21,104
Unknown 261 235 228

 

Table 37. Aliens Determined Inadmissible by Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Country of Nationality 2017 2018 2019
   Total 216,257 281,928 287,977
Afghanistan 118 79 85
Albania 132 163 104
Algeria 78 203 268
Angola 124 188 279
Antigua and Barbuda 21 19 18
Argentina 252 302 407
Armenia 458 620 413
Australia 814 650 645
Austria 76 77 75
Azerbaijan 26 64 63
Bahamas 244 354 440
Bahrain 22 8 8
Bangladesh 333 489 505
Barbados 31 35 42
Belarus 68 85 104
Belgium 138 190 157
Belize 129 128 105
Benin 19 56 32
Bolivia 125 93 107
Bosnia and Herzegovina 45 66 64
Botswana 6 3 5
Brazil 3,081 6,231 3,548
Bulgaria 113 221 256
Burkina Faso 37 81 37
Burma 693 2,730 3,202
Burundi 41 20 18
Cabo Verde 29 54 38
Cambodia 20 17 22
Cameroon 545 770 1,899
Canada 22,353 23,917 24,696
Chad 27 10 13
Chile 607 582 861
China, People's Republic 9,151 18,575 20,295
Colombia 2,459 3,219 3,836
Congo, Democratic Republic 264 379 852
Congo, Republic 79 103 101
Costa Rica 287 354 344
Cote d'Ivoire 45 111 80
Croatia 165 292 313
Cuba 20,263 9,415 22,367
Cyprus 10 27 21
Czechia 177 166 146
Czechoslovakia (former) - - -
Denmark 101 83 86
Djibouti 33 10 4
Dominica 32 44 42
Dominican Republic 1,178 1,407 1,226
Ecuador 957 802 1,125
Egypt 335 375 407
El Salvador 7,931 6,310 3,371
Equatorial Guinea 15 21 15
Eritrea 665 514 301
Estonia 48 74 45
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 3 4 D
Ethiopia 176 206 181
Fiji 119 83 82
Finland 142 92 97
France 1,061 1,646 1,207
Gabon 20 22 14
Gambia 102 25 21
Georgia 75 190 614
Germany 781 816 684
Ghana 347 324 395
Greece 366 773 808
Grenada 33 75 57
Guatemala 11,700 18,669 7,116
Guinea 299 111 93
Guyana 256 515 805
Haiti 9,921 1,059 1,861
Honduras 7,327 13,270 8,609
Hungary 287 228 216
Iceland 8 19 20
India 5,644 8,597 8,531
Indonesia 689 1,207 1,422
Iran 805 1,272 1,895
Iraq 330 231 246
Ireland 395 689 912
Israel 455 494 390
Italy 1,058 1,287 1,240
Jamaica 1,180 1,181 1,334
Japan 660 528 582
Jordan 503 437 321
Kazakhstan 59 84 129
Kenya 173 206 211
Kiribati 24 112 61
Korea, North - D 13
Korea, South 1,386 2,012 2,093
Kosovo 28 30 18
Kuwait 69 75 70
Kyrgyzstan 78 176 77
Laos 25 14 7
Latvia 100 172 171
Lebanon 158 189 195
Liberia 43 72 50
Libya 29 43 65
Lithuania 102 133 147
Madagascar 4 20 5
Malawi 10 16 7
Malaysia 469 747 851
Maldives 9 - 15
Mali 65 57 108
Malta 6 4 7
Marshall Islands 10 12 11
Mauritania 20 36 47
Mauritius 52 49 71
Mexico 62,439 77,570 78,888
Micronesia, Federated States 21 21 16
Moldova 80 63 75
Mongolia 96 85 75
Montenegro 52 100 144
Morocco 119 244 457
Namibia 5 13 12
Nepal 99 96 97
Netherlands 363 415 395
New Zealand 263 202 208
Nicaragua 369 683 1,842
Niger 9 16 28
Nigeria 1,851 2,022 959
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia) 60 58 45
Norway 91 103 87
Oman 16 10 22
Pakistan 677 859 623
Palau 20 3 17
Panama 134 127 170
Papua New Guinea 4 D D
Paraguay 34 37 56
Peru 948 1,347 2,102
Philippines 8,988 31,432 31,002
Poland 485 525 566
Portugal 283 384 365
Qatar 28 16 16
Romania 1,154 1,450 728
Russia 1,082 3,807 3,910
Rwanda 23 48 69
Saint Kitts and Nevis 33 22 9
Saint Lucia 54 61 56
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 66 118 154
Samoa 13 17 30
Saudi Arabia 395 339 280
Senegal 146 131 115
Serbia 134 139 173
Serbia and Montenegro (former) - - -
Seychelles - 8 9
Sierra Leone 56 27 38
Singapore 132 137 107
Slovakia 98 104 74
Slovenia 40 48 29
Somalia 187 58 53
South Africa 251 295 386
Soviet Union (former) - - -
Spain 2,413 1,669 1,724
Sri Lanka 225 555 691
Sudan 102 64 62
Suriname 34 18 11
Sweden 258 203 236
Switzerland 119 126 117
Syria 436 319 298
Taiwan 833 750 967
Tajikistan 9 20 22
Tanzania 36 133 124
Thailand 290 398 622
Togo 64 45 35
Tonga 46 19 52
Trinidad and Tobago 135 143 204
Tunisia 76 205 340
Turkey 600 2,568 2,744
Turkmenistan 122 96 86
Tuvalu 3 D D
Uganda 52 88 153
Ukraine 1,345 4,383 4,985
United Arab Emirates 28 34 40
United Kingdom 1,747 2,100 2,288
Uruguay 63 38 68
Uzbekistan 83 496 557
Vanuatu 5 - 11
Venezuela 2,146 4,042 8,178
Vietnam 496 670 789
Yemen 76 71 42
Zambia 23 25 32
Zimbabwe 43 54 74
All other countries1 29 22 28
Unknown 261 235 228

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 aliens determined inadmissible per year.
Notes: Data are current as of October 2019. OIS made an update to the methodology used for nationality in Fiscal Year 2019 Yearbook production; country of citizenship counts may deviate from historical nationality numbers.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 28, 2020

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