Special Report

Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

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25. Pennsylvania
> Green cards issued in 2016: 212.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.4% (24th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 81,115 (0.6% of state population)

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24. Michigan
> Green cards issued in 2016: 227.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 6.4% (23rd lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 78,622 (0.8% of state population)

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23. Delaware
> Green cards issued in 2016: 231.5 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 8.7% (20th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 15,377 (1.6% of state population)

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22. Alaska
> Green cards issued in 2016: 232.6 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 7.4% (24th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Philippines
> Filipino pop.: 17,323 (2.3% of state population)

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21. Utah
> Green cards issued in 2016: 238.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 8.0% (21st highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 101,455 (3.3% of state population)