Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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50. West Virginia
> Green cards issued in 2016: 50.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 1.6% (the lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 2,472 (0.1% of state population)

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49. Montana
> Green cards issued in 2016: 54.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 2.0% (2nd lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 3,834 (0.4% of state population)

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48. Mississippi
> Green cards issued in 2016: 71.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 2.3% (3rd lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 22,320 (0.7% of state population)

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47. Wyoming
> Green cards issued in 2016: 78.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.5% (8th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 8,935 (1.5% of state population)

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46. Alabama
> Green cards issued in 2016: 97.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.4% (6th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 54,340 (1.1% of state population)