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Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Region and Country of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2018

The 2018 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 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Region of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2018
Region of Last Residence Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Africa 112,745 44,538 12,264 5,130 16,679 33,853 281
Asia 383,145 135,594 80,537 79,283 14,653 61,226 11,852
Europe 85,486 36,413 6,846 21,631 11,233 9,089 274
North America 413,485 202,164 98,954 18,410 512 77,526 15,919
Oceania 5,422 2,390 617 1,570 780 32 33
South America 75,806 46,920 13,422 9,885 1,176 3,059 1,344
Unknown 20,522 10,942 3,923 2,262 317 1,124 1,954

 

Table 11. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Country of Last Residence: Fiscal Year 2018
County of Last Residence Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Afghanistan 10,955 647 276 17 125 259 9,631
Albania 4,746 1,553 778 74 2,193 139 9
Algeria 2,070 704 210 54 1,073 29 -
American Samoa 19 11 D D 4 - -
Angola 199 96 17 24 26 36 -
Anguilla 32 15 12 5 - - -
Antigua and Barbuda 367 232 114 12 - 5 4
Argentina 2,863 1,662 143 876 43 85 54
Armenia 3,214 1,278 301 D 1,323 158 D
Aruba 59 31 D 22 D 3 -
Australia 3,394 1,363 255 1,246 508 8 14
Austria 2,289 178 36 177 25 1,857 16
Azerbaijan 879 235 45 52 472 75 -
Bahamas 800 633 63 92 D 9 D
Bahrain 230 90 41 69 14 16 -
Bangladesh 15,413 7,285 7,118 782 9 184 35
Barbados 347 233 73 35 3 D D
Belarus 1,915 536 D 248 754 242 D
Belgium 628 252 25 294 27 14 16
Belize 637 489 105 20 D D 17
Benin 581 270 60 12 229 10 -
Bermuda 99 58 D 34 - D -
Bhutan 80 38 D 5 3 31 D
Bolivia 1,398 975 234 101 18 36 34
Bosnia and Herzegovina 620 358 113 61 56 32 -
Botswana 102 42 6 11 7 36 -
Brazil 15,286 9,897 707 4,323 13 193 153
Brunei 28 d D 17 - - -
Bulgaria 1,717 994 180 205 311 24 3
Burkina Faso 571 257 44 20 111 135 4
Burma 1,667 662 450 54 91 410 -
Burundi 630 71 15 5 40 499 -
Cabo Verde 1,880 945 927 D D D -
Cambodia 3,064 2,156 598 192 108 D D
Cameroon 4,110 1,720 507 48 1,335 491 9
Canada 14,337 5,538 1,502 6,794 200 118 185
Cayman Islands 99 48 21 26 - 4 -
Central African Republic 40 D D - - 22 -
Chad 621 24 D D 8 586 -
Chile 1,566 1,007 143 295 36 62 23
China, People's Republic 61,848 22,970 11,137 17,503 29 10,032 177
Colombia 15,950 11,520 2,819 1,018 24 467 102
Congo, Democratic Republic 3,440 507 318 D 2,244 335 D
Congo, Republic 377 73 14 31 52 200 7
Costa Rica 2,241 1,714 202 226 10 52 37
Cote d'Ivoire 1,257 595 149 45 302 156 10
Croatia 270 150 27 65 D 15 D
Cuba 75,159 2,525 2,734 8 151 69,734 7
Curacao 61 31 13 D - 9 D
Cyprus 131 48 4 56 16 7 -
Czechia 518 346 17 112 37 D D
Czechoslovakia (former) 61 27 D 26 - 4 D
Denmark 412 166 14 205 23 4 -
Djibouti 1,209 748 134 D D 284 D
Dominica 465 264 180 17 - - 4
Dominican Republic 57,286 26,633 30,248 218 - 99 88
Ecuador 11,775 6,424 3,173 420 237 809 712
Egypt 11,657 2,913 1,086 844 3,305 3,497 12
El Salvador 22,884 11,321 6,453 1,443 - 2,458 1,209
Equatorial Guinea 17 13 - D - D -
Eritrea 773 307 22 35 D 388 D
Estonia 151 85 9 42 11 D D
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 15 D D 7 - - D
Ethiopia 13,965 4,575 1,918 233 2,106 5,121 12
Fiji 677 250 240 11 148 22 6
Finland 456 136 21 264 30 5 -
France 4,537 1,698 242 2,298 260 32 7
French Polynesia 12 D - D - - -
Gabon 112 66 10 13 12 D D
Gambia 1,016 652 148 6 12 186 12
Georgia 1,541 713 144 96 530 58 -
Germany 5,022 2,531 244 1,839 331 46 31
Ghana 8,364 5,498 1,561 252 821 214 18
Greece 1,367 781 91 362 124 5 4
Grenada 498 358 89 36 D D 10
Guatemala 15,172 7,894 2,980 1,183 24 1,889 1,202
Guinea 1,227 736 123 8 109 228 23
Guinea-Bissau 23 19 D D - D -
Guyana 4,573 1,812 2,687 42 D D 16
Haiti 21,091 12,346 8,108 148 - 446 43
Honduras 13,492 8,082 2,259 1,141 48 1,167 795
Hong Kong 2,480 743 1,002 643 60 32 -
Hungary 865 507 42 238 67 D D
Iceland 87 37 D 46 D - -
India 56,761 20,020 13,949 21,041 63 1,291 397
Indonesia 2,220 1,029 133 310 39 686 23
Iran 5,334 1,566 528 2,181 566 488 5
Iraq 8,169 1,051 258 61 199 5,995 605
Ireland 1,477 719 56 661 33 D D
Israel 4,009 1,715 163 1,930 99 96 6
Italy 3,545 1,617 262 1,295 180 187 4
Jamaica 19,986 13,361 5,546 991 3 40 45
Japan 4,760 2,708 146 1,725 159 9 13
Jordan 15,417 2,410 1,053 352 157 11,413 32
Kazakhstan 1,172 474 D 118 365 165 D
Kenya 11,569 2,752 520 526 910 6,818 43
Korea, North 21 18 - D - D -
Korea, South 17,232 5,877 1,124 10,156 25 12 38
Kosovo 865 410 147 D 210 87 D
Kuwait 1,039 384 150 308 D 145 D
Kyrgyzstan 896 207 58 30 293 305 3
Laos 852 690 108 28 D 21 D
Latvia 309 233 12 31 24 D D
Lebanon 3,546 1,266 756 304 18 1,199 3
Lesotho 15 10 - - D D -
Liberia 3,008 1,490 369 31 925 185 8
Libya 354 135 4 144 39 32 -
Lithuania 581 410 36 52 80 3 -
Luxembourg 67 19 - 42 D - D
Macau 121 28 69 21 3 - -
Macedonia 1,062 568 189 40 242 19 4
Madagascar 72 31 6 26 9 - -
Malawi 507 96 9 20 5 377 -
Malaysia 7,957 677 329 510 31 6,397 13
Mali 459 284 44 16 11 77 27
Malta 501 11 D 8 D 479 -
Marshall Islands 25 D - D - - -
Mauritania 199 94 3 3 6 93 -
Mauritius 61 31 D 24 - - D
Mexico 160,132 104,892 36,199 5,582 6 1,298 12,155
Micronesia, Federated States 18 D - D - - -
Moldova 2,096 678 106 93 592 624 3
Monaco 17 D - 9 - D -
Mongolia 612 284 28 87 130 66 17
Montenegro 287 180 60 15 11 18 3
Montserrat 18 D D - - - -
Morocco 2,961 1,901 262 110 633 49 6
Mozambique 167 43 D D - 114 -
Namibia 164 26 D D - 127 -
Nepal 14,077 2,471 982 1,490 3,284 5,824 26
Netherlands 1,154 520 79 499 37 D D
New Zealand 831 364 79 281 102 D D
Nicaragua 2,967 1,938 749 77 4 112 87
Niger 105 71 5 10 19 - -
Nigeria 13,572 9,814 2,471 1,065 28 172 22
Norway 301 168 16 81 24 5 7
Oman 278 80 25 105 26 42 -
Pakistan 15,491 6,521 5,125 1,960 6 1,824 55
Panama 994 656 192 72 23 39 12
Papua New Guinea 33 20 D 9 D - -
Paraguay 361 271 30 34 - 21 5
Peru 9,488 6,138 2,621 371 10 162 186
Philippines 44,776 22,201 14,803 7,262 3 18 489
Poland 4,161 2,402 746 674 286 11 42
Portugal 914 608 75 191 25 11 4
Puerto Rico 30 22 D D - - -
Qatar 616 156 106 177 121 56 -
Romania 2,397 1,395 195 441 167 188 11
Russia 8,883 3,394 573 2,043 1,971 877 25
Rwanda 2,697 95 56 D 246 2,258 D
Saint Kitts and Nevis 248 104 141 3 - - -
Saint Lucia 697 504 159 21 8 D D
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 301 211 80 D - - D
Samoa 165 147 6 D D - 7
Saudi Arabia 2,781 1,006 431 582 535 D D
Senegal 1,427 993 206 48 94 59 27
Serbia 1,219 771 94 119 218 17 -
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 112 63 - 24 - 18 7
Sierra Leone 1,447 1,064 225 10 112 33 3
Singapore 1,497 350 111 1,012 D D D
Sint Maarten 72 45 23 D - D -
Slovakia 559 237 16 67 20 215 4
Slovenia 87 47 D 24 12 D -
Somalia 501 141 D D - 352 -
South Africa 3,575 1,162 121 892 189 1,206 5
South Sudan 73 46 8 D D 15 -
Soviet Union (former) 632 437 5 133 15 38 4
Spain 3,210 1,224 303 1,214 97 367 5
Sri Lanka 1,703 474 161 389 215 448 16
Sudan 2,327 831 162 D 843 456 D
Suriname 161 110 47 D - D D
Sweden 1,046 498 81 407 35 14 11
Switzerland 732 275 31 402 16 8 -
Syria 1,877 657 301 184 15 720 -
Taiwan 5,093 1,585 912 2,432 157 3 4
Tajikistan 816 167 24 40 520 55 10
Tanzania 4,832 356 41 77 30 4,328 -
Thailand 7,723 3,101 296 454 42 3,791 39
Togo 1,543 682 223 9 504 120 5
Tonga 207 163 28 - 13 - 3
Trinidad and Tobago 2,779 1,877 664 171 25 30 12
Tunisia 478 335 13 60 42 25 3
Turkey 13,097 2,009 221 1,491 1,344 7,982 50
Turkmenistan 245 79 19 27 101 D D
Turks and Caicos Islands 49 40 6 3 - - -
Uganda 4,813 654 167 104 126 3,756 6
Ukraine 11,729 3,666 969 1,199 2,487 3,398 10
United Arab Emirates 3,386 841 549 1,334 310 318 34
United Kingdom 11,867 5,512 812 5,298 186 35 24
Uruguay 904 716 27 87 14 37 23
Uzbekistan 4,408 631 507 110 2,960 193 7
Venezuela 11,481 6,388 791 2,316 779 1,172 35
Vietnam 33,236 15,743 15,937 1,410 10 29 107
Virgin Islands, British 62 35 21 6 - - -
Virgin Islands, U.S. 18 14 D - - D -
Yemen 390 239 8 19 D 120 D
Zambia 718 213 25 42 D 422 D
Zimbabwe 831 325 35 122 33 309 7
All other countries1 83 47 6 28 1 1 -
Unknown 20,522 10,942 3,923 2,262 317 1,124 1,954

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

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/22/2023
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