Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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35. Tennessee
> Green cards issued in 2016: 150.8 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.7% (16th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 90,868 (1.4% of state population)

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34. Oklahoma
> Green cards issued in 2016: 151.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 5.7% (20th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 108,066 (2.8% of state population)

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33. Idaho
> Green cards issued in 2016: 152.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 5.8% (22nd lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 50,737 (3.0% of state population)

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32. Kentucky
> Green cards issued in 2016: 160.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.5% (7th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 32,407 (0.7% of state population)

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31. Iowa
> Green cards issued in 2016: 169.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.8% (18th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 41,611 (1.3% of state population)