Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

Seattle, Washington
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10. Washington
> Green cards issued in 2015: 345.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 13.7% (12th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 237,213 (3.31% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 19,268 (0.27% of total)

Texas bluebonnet field and fence in spring
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9. Texas
> Green cards issued in 2015: 363.6 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 17.0% (7th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 2,572,148 (9.38% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 56,053 (0.20% of total)

Baltimore, Maryland 3
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8. Maryland
> Green cards issued in 2015: 377.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 15.2% (9th highest)
> Most common country of origin: El Salvador
> El Salvadoran pop.: 120,202 (2.01% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 18,519 (0.31% of total)

Las Vegas Strip at night - high vantage, Nevada
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7. Nevada
> Green cards issued in 2015: 383.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 19.4% (5th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 220,579 (7.65% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 6,278 (0.22% of total)

Massachusetts
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6. Massachusetts
> Green cards issued in 2015: 420.6 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 16.2% (8th highest)
> Most common country of origin: China
> Chinese pop.: 96,177 (1.42% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 14,013 (0.21% of total)

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