Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

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30. New Hampshire
> Green cards issued in 2015: 162.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.0% (21st lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 8,924 (0.67% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 1,848 (0.14% of total)

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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29. New Mexico
> Green cards issued in 2015: 174.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 9.5% (19th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 137,934 (6.63% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 2,090 (0.10% of total)

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28. Michigan
> Green cards issued in 2015: 182.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.6% (24th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 74,901 (0.76% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 78,688 (0.79% of total)

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27. North Carolina
> Green cards issued in 2015: 184.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 7.9% (24th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 242,892 (2.42% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 11,433 (0.11% of total)

Wichita, Kansas
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26. Kansas
> Green cards issued in 2015: 186.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 7.1% (25th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 83,215 (2.86% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 2,950 (0.10% of total)

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