Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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5. Massachusetts
> Green cards issued in 2016: 524.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 15.6% (8th highest)
> Most common country of origin: China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
> Chinese pop.: 84,183 (1.2% of state population)

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4. California
> Green cards issued in 2016: 568.5 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 26.6% (the highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 4,227,816 (10.8% of state population)

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3. New Jersey
> Green cards issued in 2016: 628.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 21.7% (3rd highest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 240,211 (2.7% of state population)

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2. Florida
> Green cards issued in 2016: 661.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 19.2% (4th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Cuba
> Cuban pop.: 915,378 (4.4% of state population)

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1. New York
> Green cards issued in 2016: 809.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 22.5% (2nd highest)
> Most common country of origin: Dominican Republic
> Dominican pop.: 481,936 (2.4% of state population)