Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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40. Maine
> Green cards issued in 2016: 131.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.6% (9th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 10,525 (0.8% of state population)

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39. Vermont
> Green cards issued in 2016: 141.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.4% (13th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 5,018 (0.8% of state population)

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38. South Dakota
> Green cards issued in 2016: 142.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.1% (4th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 2,838 (0.3% of state population)

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37. Ohio
> Green cards issued in 2016: 148.5 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.2% (12th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 53,144 (0.5% of state population)

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36. Indiana
> Green cards issued in 2016: 149.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.9% (19th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 105,849 (1.6% of state population)