Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

45. South Carolina
> Green cards issued in 2016: 102.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.7% (14th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 70,274 (1.4% of state population)

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44. Arkansas
> Green cards issued in 2016: 105.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.7% (15th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 62,315 (2.1% of state population)

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43. Missouri
> Green cards issued in 2016: 112.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.9% (10th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 41,696 (0.7% of state population)

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42. Wisconsin
> Green cards issued in 2016: 123.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.8% (17th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 91,179 (1.6% of state population)

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41. Louisiana
> Green cards issued in 2016: 123.5 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.0% (11th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 31,545 (0.7% of state population)