Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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30. New Hampshire
> Green cards issued in 2016: 174.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 5.8% (21st lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 9,246 (0.7% of state population)

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29. Kansas
> Green cards issued in 2016: 196.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.9% (25th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 87,760 (3.0% of state population)

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28. New Mexico
> Green cards issued in 2016: 197.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 9.7% (16th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 142,416 (6.8% of state population)

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27. North Carolina
> Green cards issued in 2016: 205.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 7.6% (23rd highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 243,996 (2.4% of state population)

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26. North Dakota
> Green cards issued in 2016: 210.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.2% (5th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Canada
> Canadian pop.: 2,554 (0.3% of state population)