Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

Omaha, Nebraska
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15. Nebraska
> Green cards issued in 2015: 276.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.8% (25th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 45,550 (2.41% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 7,882 (0.42% of total)

Skyline of Hartford Connecticut on a beautiful sunny day
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14. Connecticut
> Green cards issued in 2015: 309.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 14.5% (10th highest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 34,217 (0.95% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 5,942 (0.17% of total)

Chicago, Illinois 4
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13. Illinois
> Green cards issued in 2015: 315.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 14.2% (11th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 696,812 (5.43% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 26,881 (0.21% of total)

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA Skyline
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12. Virginia
> Green cards issued in 2015: 330.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 12.2% (15th highest)
> Most common country of origin: El Salvador
> El Salvadoran pop.: 108,373 (1.30% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 28,061 (0.34% of total)

Bristol County, Rhode Island
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11. Rhode Island
> Green cards issued in 2015: 342.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 13.5% (13th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Dominican Republic
> Dominican pop.: 25,286 (2.40% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 3,432 (0.33% of total)

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