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1996 Arrivals to the U.S.

Monthly by World Region and Country

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Country of Residence Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. TOTAL
Western Europe 471,737 523,941 801,956 640,310 875,158 785,613 1,004,909 980,044 892,089 910,225 667,317 611,399 9,164,698
Andorra 80 74 80 63 129 144 162 119 84 118 94 64 1,211
Austria 9,725 12,648 15,919 12,269 17,397 14,536 25,356 22,284 16,069 15,419 12,871 12,736 187,229
Belgium 11,211 12,366 17,843 17,215 20,098 18,178 34,867 23,455 18,960 21,462 15,332 14,166 225,153
Denmark 7,607 9,665 13,223 8,085 10,488 13,140 14,386 9,690 11,392 14,755 10,737 7,243 130,411
Finland 5,932 6,307 7,775 4,738 6,131 7,104 6,805 4,979 5,263 7,601 6,929 6,909 76,473
France 48,027 63,464 77,800 86,230 92,021 81,081 132,894 130,370 72,304 85,700 63,329 56,485 989,705
Germany 86,842 96,604 203,898 120,851 206,089 162,679 209,021 201,129 217,756 197,091 139,223 131,302 1,972,485
Greece 4,017 2,872 3,787 4,609 4,470 5,133 5,771 6,724 3,500 4,601 4,568 6,950 57,002
Iceland 1,232 1,108 1,734 1,399 2,132 2,146 1,234 1,901 1,797 2,540 2,949 1,280 21,452
Ireland 6,646 12,546 19,127 12,083 16,207 21,968 18,883 18,456 20,184 18,502 12,051 11,371 188,024
Italy 37,494 29,164 37,148 31,152 42,652 44,940 64,082 98,573 40,857 46,573 38,554 41,187 552,376
Luxembourg 700 1,210 1,327 1,825 1,618 1,000 2,318 3,361 1,609 1,585 1,124 1,592 19,269
Monaco 302 379 393 463 349 316 406 480 289 473 390 431 4,671
Netherlands 23,396 24,840 33,567 26,556 43,731 39,853 58,998 37,945 44,822 42,287 30,230 27,879 434,104
Norway 7,087 8,435 13,762 6,955 9,536 11,949 14,488 7,940 10,477 11,650 9,563 6,692 118,534
Portugal (include Azores) 2,438 2,371 4,091 4,291 4,409 4,568 6,371 9,016 4,850 4,887 4,082 4,188 55,562
San Marino 43 35 44 40 50 52 91 111 67 68 66 81 748
Spain (incl.Balearic Is.) 18,456 17,993 26,068 20,072 25,799 29,883 38,669 43,843 25,676 27,575 25,378 21,785 321,197
Sweden 17,300 17,362 24,993 19,217 21,960 25,166 20,383 15,329 20,700 27,966 24,138 21,717 256,231
Switzerland 21,437 21,645 31,971 33,382 38,971 32,695 51,311 31,325 42,622 44,050 31,357 31,619 412,385
Yugoslavia 760 551 793 769 842 1,041 1,403 1,056 969 943 990 1,036 11,153
Gibraltar 25 25 57 38 40 142 118 73 91 115 179 63 966
Vatican City 1 - 1 2 2 1 2 - 1 - - - 10
United Kingdom 159,524 181,489 265,143 225,955 307,802 265,850 294,173 309,115 329,599 332,534 231,367 202,790 3,105,341
Liechtenstein 91 102 136 175 162 124 295 174 131 199 154 148 1,891
Malta 374 159 368 494 560 556 762 1,052 861 413 387 406 6,392
Bosnia-Herzegovina 43 29 39 34 65 72 61 118 88 97 91 101 838
Croatia 708 379 608 678 848 693 1,035 817 698 695 923 912 8,994
Slovenia 121 18 137 378 285 258 136 148 27 32 6 4 1,550
Macedonia 118 101 124 292 315 345 428 461 346 294 255 262 3,341
Eastern Europe 21,288 19,024 25,331 25,694 28,959 35,431 46,431 36,932 31,640 30,297 30,360 27,766 359,153
Albania 185 155 186 186 324 294 437 437 360 257 268 240 3,329
Bulgaria 553 408 466 598 641 542 987 1,122 826 588 676 712 8,119
Czechoslovakia 650 559 1,009 1,629 1,485 1,407 1,459 1,181 1,683 1,399 1,027 749 14,237
Estonia 262 239 254 281 264 311 523 371 325 376 316 395 3,917
Hungary 2,730 2,191 3,144 3,053 3,559 4,735 5,339 4,814 3,611 4,189 3,798 3,330 44,493
Latvia 277 221 316 316 308 435 659 523 370 402 387 349 4,563
Lithuania 342 337 519 425 474 662 854 648 453 501 617 510 6,342
Poland 3,355 3,017 4,336 4,336 4,871 7,845 8,545 5,862 5,426 4,795 5,640 4,400 62,428
Romania 963 653 1,061 1,148 1,562 1,561 2,174 1,898 1,688 1,557 1,989 1,867 18,121
U.S.S.R. old code 88 73 62 75 93 126 114 145 39 89 39 54 997
Czech Republic 1,354 1,649 2,295 2,099 2,219 2,628 3,428 2,984 3,481 3,213 2,380 1,614 29,344
Slovakia (Czech.) 726 729 1,038 1,012 1,222 1,786 2,060 1,580 1,427 1,317 1,325 806 15,028
Armenia 159 227 255 118 167 195 433 310 265 327 336 429 3,221
Azerbaijan 71 43 57 42 65 74 199 101 93 53 54 69 921
Belarus 154 181 152 116 110 698 581 345 224 247 270 255 3,333
Georgia 157 142 162 132 192 147 370 289 199 210 238 195 2,433
Kazakhstan 248 137 133 187 260 221 1,129 355 316 197 130 130 3,443
Kyrgyzstan 18 17 12 14 40 43 119 24 48 40 55 51 481
Moldovia 43 44 52 87 137 92 192 96 65 63 54 59 984
Russia 7,562 6,728 8,080 8,248 8,954 9,868 14,012 11,695 8,900 8,891 9,350 9,988 112,276
Tajikistan 17 6 7 17 8 9 43 39 10 10 12 17 195
Turkmenistan (U.S.S.R.) 10 11 20 31 13 35 46 39 24 15 9 17 270
Ukraine 1,229 1,160 1,545 1,408 1,782 1,562 2,265 1,832 1,599 1,341 1,189 1,333 18,245
Uzbekistan (U.S.S.R.) 135 97 170 136 209 155 463 242 208 220 201 197 2,433
ASIA 520,968 532,317 620,280 478,837 644,723 654,317 745,247 773,000 672,962 600,230 556,933 622,694 7,422,507
Kampuchea 49 46 47 68 83 114 145 293 340 261 248 251 1,945
Laos 16 20 23 21 32 41 67 82 62 23 35 21 443
Hong Kong 12,683 20,782 13,349 12,980 19,556 26,510 33,969 29,448 20,794 19,324 14,697 15,760 239,852
Singapore 6,049 8,288 6,286 6,848 13,893 12,045 7,238 7,551 7,807 8,008 14,454 14,240 112,707
Macao 223 258 162 166 259 526 561 1,168 346 251 201 320 4,441
Brunei 152 182 105 114 155 87 251 241 116 90 183 333 2,009
Maldives 4 2 1 10 6 9 29 1 4 2 6 3 77
Burma 11 13 12 19 23 19 52 89 109 52 39 39 477
Sri Lanka 418 204 227 427 534 456 823 905 537 392 256 305 5,484
China, People's Rep. 13,256 10,884 13,082 13,463 18,880 18,833 21,432 21,068 21,313 21,478 21,275 14,640 209,604
India 8,001 5,664 7,196 11,411 19,830 16,328 13,769 17,415 13,515 12,569 9,477 7,525 142,700
Indonesia 5,849 6,501 3,357 3,802 6,454 12,912 7,120 7,708 5,939 4,847 4,160 8,796 77,445
Japan 365,387 377,168 475,501 308,126 407,773 421,107 471,793 517,700 479,736 396,953 382,143 443,951 5,047,337
Korea, South (1) 64,938 48,436 47,998 53,106 70,213 66,789 97,456 91,577 55,948 70,581 62,249 66,662 795,953
Nepal 273 143 192 192 298 307 407 536 353 247 209 208 3,365
Pakistan 2,269 1,110 1,809 1,735 3,255 4,501 4,763 3,842 2,745 2,675 2,169 1,716 32,589
Philippines 4,585 4,706 9,984 17,357 19,173 11,584 10,395 8,555 10,189 11,270 7,225 7,292 122,315
Thailand 6,393 3,859 8,109 16,935 12,224 7,357 7,563 9,069 7,807 11,208 5,116 6,110 101,750
Vietnam 159 179 189 271 374 317 472 390 467 397 301 321 3,837
Taiwan (Rep. of China) 24,378 35,702 27,841 26,042 40,143 46,997 60,171 45,509 37,992 33,839 24,157 24,365 427,136
Christmas Island 6 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 4 30
Cocos Islands - - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3
Malaysia 5,023 7,660 4,097 5,117 10,621 6,229 4,932 8,177 5,758 4,797 7,758 9,209 79,378
Bangladesh 845 508 704 623 937 1,247 1,832 1,674 1,075 964 570 623 11,602
Korea, North 1 1 3 3 6 1 5 1 3 1 3 - 28
MIDDLE EAST 34,025 24,800 33,932 29,228 35,757 45,891 79,495 70,284 49,705 38,153 31,958 29,649 502,877
Bhutan 8 4 6 6 4 7 13 18 9 10 6 11 102
Yemen 188 82 97 115 157 167 190 297 228 179 152 88 1,846
Cyprus 865 421 529 480 773 874 1,197 2,213 772 531 455 676 9,786
Afghanistan 6 6 11 9 26 23 22 23 17 15 11 9 178
United Arab Emerites 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 - - - - 12
Iran 493 440 530 493 683 804 1,106 1,076 804 736 502 461 8,128
Iraq 22 18 12 24 22 15 45 26 23 29 20 11 267
Israel 13,169 12,560 20,793 14,302 16,293 22,212 32,744 27,721 28,377 19,394 15,985 16,419 239,969
Jordan 850 515 866 990 1,301 1,369 1,686 1,471 1,011 1,110 818 681 12,668
Lebanon 612 448 579 696 860 787 1,366 1,383 934 870 862 817 10,214
Oman 186 103 130 180 332 567 778 568 256 241 166 147 3,654
Palestein 48 50 25 57 92 141 172 274 149 130 177 127 1,442
Saudi Arabia 4,235 2,454 2,916 3,419 3,623 3,735 17,121 12,696 5,127 4,195 3,085 2,364 64,970
Syria 304 264 294 359 470 542 798 641 487 650 499 395 5,703
Turkey 5,090 4,131 3,041 3,818 4,933 4,171 5,101 5,939 4,309 4,183 4,174 3,652 52,542
Kuwait 2,487 833 793 954 1,357 2,935 5,218 4,167 1,377 1,027 1,002 873 23,023
United Arab Emirates 3,086 972 1,308 1,202 1,740 3,125 5,237 4,965 2,098 1,445 1,204 1,000 27,382
Qatar 389 112 157 164 259 323 1,090 913 386 228 197 170 4,388
Bahrain 410 226 293 363 365 430 1,362 1,525 486 358 268 211 6,297
Egypt 1,670 1,160 1,551 1,596 2,464 3,663 4,246 4,367 2,855 2,820 2,375 1,537 30,304
AFRICA 11,783 8,573 13,445 13,432 18,015 20,853 26,029 25,497 22,044 18,059 14,824 18,933 211,487
Zaire 118 102 130 177 153 459 463 403 219 214 124 152 2,714
Togo 56 61 58 72 93 98 171 146 124 126 98 66 1,169
Cameroon 79 55 63 80 100 122 298 285 152 140 96 66 1,536
Zimbabwe 420 167 286 455 410 377 466 654 461 401 348 458 4,903
Algeria 103 64 164 152 142 210 427 276 237 309 199 272 2,555
Comoros Islands 1 1 - - 1 - 11 4 2 1 - 1 22
Madagascar 23 18 41 22 38 50 79 51 38 55 16 15 446
Reunion Island 6 5 - 1 - - 3 6 2 - 4 - 27
Djibouti/French Somaliland 10 8 10 7 5 38 89 39 19 14 7 6 252
Tunisia 134 132 737 214 148 240 560 413 399 366 326 304 3,973
Angola 91 61 72 73 101 160 195 163 120 170 154 111 1,471
Cape Verde Islands 49 24 63 74 92 149 300 293 166 115 105 62 1,492
Guinea-Bissau 5 4 6 7 7 6 9 3 3 3 1 6 60
Mozambique 24 15 20 29 26 54 63 55 45 31 16 21 399
Sao Tome and Principe 5 2 2 3 3 4 13 1 2 5 4 1 45
Western Sahara - - - - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Lesotho 18 5 17 14 32 50 52 21 27 22 12 23 293
Botswana 141 59 56 82 138 177 135 284 126 89 72 183 1,542
Gambia 153 43 118 78 129 202 428 263 170 135 92 64 1,875
Ghana 340 292 360 460 579 687 1,029 1,105 798 642 702 458 7,452
Kenya 752 308 486 686 987 897 1,737 2,049 1,077 639 609 833 11,060
Mauritius 58 30 62 114 99 171 313 224 112 101 51 92 1,427
Nigeria 871 820 1,042 1,142 1,452 1,704 2,446 3,148 2,500 1,749 1,838 1,290 20,002
Zambia 164 88 133 138 148 154 267 311 206 214 180 172 2,175
Malawi 60 39 39 30 114 69 122 99 55 44 77 79 827
St. Helena Is. UK 1 6 - 5 6 6 6 1 1 2 - 4 38
Seychelles 9 11 18 15 31 25 61 59 24 24 24 17 318
Sierra Leone 69 77 77 76 139 162 206 264 157 125 74 80 1,506
Sudan 98 42 66 33 78 82 147 77 82 62 51 54 872
Swaziland 13 15 14 30 27 36 45 40 42 31 20 25 338
Uganda 154 90 101 140 142 237 237 253 229 160 180 128 2,051
Tanzania 163 78 114 143 203 189 292 354 251 170 144 174 2,275
Ethiopia 185 159 212 251 444 393 592 596 367 296 225 197 3,917
Liberia 65 40 90 60 61 52 59 83 86 122 130 132 980
Namibia 51 41 56 50 79 96 122 91 86 88 59 82 901
Eritrea 36 44 37 43 87 93 67 119 68 76 49 46 765
South Africa, Rep. of 5,323 4,377 6,701 6,428 9,315 10,888 9,738 7,738 9,975 8,642 6,512 11,359 96,996
Morocco 677 352 617 783 886 900 1,936 2,561 1,206 978 739 756 12,391
Burundi 20 12 5 16 25 12 31 46 29 10 15 5 226
Rwanda 12 7 9 12 19 45 18 18 26 21 8 12 207
Libya 13 18 6 11 8 20 52 44 22 32 11 18 255
Guinea 152 129 222 146 148 181 287 217 251 203 194 132 2,262
Central African Republic 17 4 20 22 14 15 54 32 18 17 6 11 230
Chad 4 8 4 9 14 9 22 13 7 12 3 11 116
Congo 63 26 85 56 98 99 156 164 112 113 106 101 1,179
Benin 28 17 33 39 59 47 84 64 54 90 36 47 598
Gabon 72 46 105 83 96 113 225 174 141 89 74 81 1,299
Ivory Coast 413 296 423 453 457 501 965 1,039 639 433 448 313 6,380
Mauritania 15 12 17 13 17 26 42 47 43 18 14 13 277
Niger 11 5 15 22 20 9 38 18 35 9 19 11 212
Senegal 331 186 343 263 413 405 638 846 827 546 437 290 5,525
Mali 75 69 70 86 85 97 153 188 190 94 106 85 1,298
Upper Volta 23 2 10 29 32 25 52 37 5 2 4 4 225
Somalia 2 1 3 4 5 1 9 9 7 5 3 1 50
Equatorial Guinea 7 - 7 1 10 11 19 8 4 4 2 9 82
OCEANIA 45,245 33,035 45,229 44,028 57,348 64,675 59,523 60,407 70,938 57,913 44,196 48,067 630,604
New Caledonia 401 205 63 53 100 107 114 110 102 89 88 219 1,651
Vanuatu 46 24 32 18 18 31 42 41 32 33 34 44 395
Fr.Polynesia,Tahiti,etc. 150 128 281 148 190 255 548 478 181 355 170 460 3,344
Solomon Islands 14 7 9 11 17 14 27 10 26 25 13 15 188
Fiji Islands 380 257 319 362 404 437 509 535 497 475 406 506 5,087
Kirabati 40 13 41 28 33 18 33 37 51 39 21 40 394
Pitcairn Islands UK - - - 1 - - - - - - 1 - 2
Tonga 114 89 124 146 131 143 227 217 199 244 149 189 1,972
Tuvalu 3 2 4 - - 5 4 - 1 3 4 4 30
Australia 34,893 25,960 34,166 32,086 41,078 42,308 40,968 42,081 52,005 43,544 34,053 37,997 461,139
Nauru 89 41 35 48 35 15 54 15 20 40 18 23 433
New Zealand 8,767 6,163 9,962 10,861 15,083 21,035 16,522 16,442 17,562 12,709 8,886 8,164 152,156
Western Samoa 106 59 69 122 111 113 203 200 83 159 155 128 1,508
Papua New Guinea 188 66 89 117 105 168 219 179 125 141 117 218 1,732
Cook Islands 35 16 30 24 34 20 35 51 35 48 72 38 438
Wallis and Futuna 19 5 5 3 9 5 9 10 19 6 8 20 118
Niue - - - - - 1 9 1 - 3 1 2 17
CARIBBEAN 64,082 61,616 76,652 82,347 84,557 89,573 145,573 161,575 80,331 96,719 96,301 92,836 1,132,162
St. Pierre/Miquelon, FR - 5 4 28 11 4 14 8 11 4 2 11 102
Guadeloupe Is. 547 557 762 1,140 691 751 3,098 2,197 417 684 692 996 12,532
Netherlands Antilles 2,282 2,134 2,101 2,722 2,606 2,832 5,225 2,983 2,307 3,593 2,768 2,636 34,189
Bermuda 719 486 431 477 520 402 475 997 581 487 377 278 6,230
Martinique 452 712 802 782 808 670 2,891 3,077 448 676 625 825 12,768
Bahamas 16,513 18,016 19,410 23,502 23,047 22,875 31,667 48,138 19,627 25,829 28,192 26,408 303,224
Barbados 2,135 1,609 2,636 3,270 4,072 4,516 6,646 8,189 4,483 4,915 5,036 4,289 51,796
Jamaica 12,773 10,192 13,524 14,640 15,968 16,965 31,222 28,480 13,694 15,626 16,630 17,742 207,456
Trinidad/Tobago 3,666 3,822 5,108 5,480 6,431 7,653 16,015 12,712 6,661 6,788 6,777 7,044 88,157
Antigua/ Barbuda 1,156 1,099 1,468 1,574 1,777 1,763 2,518 3,098 1,398 1,804 2,192 2,396 22,243
Dominica 1,016 1,148 1,312 1,166 1,096 1,159 2,007 2,085 1,153 1,274 1,313 1,131 15,860
Grenada 295 279 421 515 556 598 1,162 1,113 596 553 492 537 7,117
Montserrat 79 60 77 124 133 134 260 271 108 144 118 290 1,798
St. Kitts 557 462 579 845 747 703 1,317 1,696 667 778 1,005 837 10,193
St. Lucia 636 671 981 966 907 1,087 1,848 2,286 962 1,104 1,204 990 13,642
St. Vincent/Grenadines 265 180 288 280 315 443 847 859 374 419 350 290 4,910
British Virgin Is. 1,069 1,033 1,456 1,673 1,670 1,536 1,743 2,619 1,552 1,946 1,761 2,114 20,172
Cayman Islands 2,471 2,445 3,093 3,625 3,647 3,507 4,393 6,019 3,718 4,543 4,649 3,908 46,018
Turks/Caicos Islands 648 507 904 901 876 905 1,166 1,774 891 874 981 1,218 11,645
Anguilla 255 196 282 364 340 307 398 530 298 337 290 297 3,894
Aruba 1,107 863 1,313 2,181 1,921 1,354 3,507 2,161 1,698 3,316 1,916 1,894 23,231
Cuba 341 367 313 317 467 410 715 410 362 397 323 301 4,723
Dominican Republic 12,076 11,915 15,922 12,215 12,108 14,723 19,354 22,145 13,706 16,566 14,852 12,857 178,439
Haiti 3,024 2,858 3,465 3,560 3,843 4,276 7,085 7,728 4,619 4,062 3,756 3,547 51,823
CENTRAL AMERICA 40,527 32,351 41,662 32,282 37,760 49,346 47,724 43,969 37,817 45,492 56,623 54,945 520,498
Costa Rica 11,811 8,202 8,779 7,461 9,088 11,341 12,319 8,008 8,957 10,883 10,817 15,567 123,233
El Salvador 5,871 4,763 7,297 5,586 6,270 7,954 8,613 7,869 6,485 7,684 9,446 7,235 85,073
Guatemala 7,715 5,915 9,895 7,525 8,574 13,234 8,374 9,242 9,114 12,292 20,958 15,666 128,504
Honduras 3,932 2,622 4,226 3,333 3,804 6,124 5,845 5,425 4,122 4,251 4,915 4,162 52,761
Nicaragua 2,835 1,849 2,597 2,109 2,696 2,835 3,256 2,744 2,494 2,249 3,220 4,627 33,511
Panama 7,155 8,052 7,572 4,908 5,718 5,836 5,523 7,472 5,223 6,332 5,658 6,026 75,475
Belize 1,208 948 1,296 1,360 1,610 2,022 3,794 3,209 1,422 1,801 1,609 1,662 21,941
SOUTH AMERICA 225,060 184,190 189,454 170,234 181,164 208,449 290,752 214,343 231,835 222,042 189,142 243,551 2,550,216
French Guiana 6 16 29 45 88 11 53 33 6 3 8 5 303
Suriname 514 384 414 819 520 313 401 761 926 506 578 484 6,620
Guyana 769 572 999 1,050 1,119 1,525 2,511 2,367 1,420 1,374 1,306 1,054 16,066
Falkland Is 7 10 4 11 7 12 11 33 8 4 - 4 111
Argentina 47,526 38,336 32,803 28,448 31,382 30,110 44,955 32,155 37,273 37,392 30,392 35,240 426,012
Bolivia 2,226 1,059 1,352 1,500 2,141 3,053 2,268 2,201 1,973 2,010 2,490 2,660 24,933
Brazil 92,949 61,052 48,928 50,031 61,584 73,549 127,997 58,044 74,290 83,127 64,289 95,196 891,036
Chile 14,717 18,594 10,197 10,045 13,345 13,088 15,925 12,644 20,762 14,220 11,087 8,649 163,273
Colombia 16,857 11,845 19,609 15,704 17,653 36,976 27,851 22,228 18,410 19,784 19,928 31,159 258,004
Ecuador 6,014 6,277 11,159 8,417 7,252 7,007 9,075 14,156 11,697 8,308 7,155 6,251 102,768
Paraquay 2,964 1,739 1,486 1,310 1,373 1,365 3,117 1,667 1,350 1,363 1,267 1,401 20,402
Peru 9,517 10,212 10,990 8,136 11,791 10,606 14,728 11,793 10,917 13,938 11,501 9,233 133,362
Uruguay 2,898 3,300 5,452 4,858 3,740 4,659 6,781 3,845 5,256 4,451 3,384 3,183 51,807
Venezuela 28,096 30,794 46,032 39,860 29,169 26,175 35,079 52,416 47,547 35,562 35,757 49,032 455,519
Mexico 74,270 72,155 107,628 95,597 100,684 99,744 176,289 144,425 110,002 120,441 103,475 124,661 1,329,371
OVERSEAS 1,434,715 1,419,847 1,847,941 1,516,392 1,963,441 1,954,148 2,445,683 2,366,051 2,089,361 2,019,130 1,687,654 1,749,840 22,494,202
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