Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

Philadelphia at night, Pennsylvania
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25. Pennsylvania
> Green cards issued in 2015: 195.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.5% (23rd lowest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 89,553 (0.70% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 15,311 (0.12% of total)

North Dakota (field)

24. North Dakota
> Green cards issued in 2015: 211.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.8% (9th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Philippines
> Filipino pop.: 4,032 (0.53% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 1,433 (0.19% of total)

Two seaplanes parked at a harbor, Ketchikan, Alaska
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23. Alaska
> Green cards issued in 2015: 213.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 7.9% (23rd highest)
> Most common country of origin: Philippines
> Filipino pop.: 20,541 (2.78% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 310 (0.04% of total)

Portland Oregon
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22. Oregon
> Green cards issued in 2015: 215.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 9.9% (17th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 146,979 (3.65% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 8,633 (0.21% of total)

Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge
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21. Delaware
> Green cards issued in 2015: 229.6 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 9.3% (20th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 15,889 (1.68% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 137 (0.01% of total)

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