Skip to main content

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Breadcrumb
  1. Home
  2. Topics and Data
  3. Immigration
  4. Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
  5. Yearbook 2018
  6. Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018


OHSS | Office of Homeland Security Statistics

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018

The 2018 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Region of Nationality 2016 2 2017 2018
   Total 530,250 461,540 572,566
Africa 2,041 2,947 4,053
Asia 12,269 12,484 19,503
Europe 3,819 2,935 3,296
North America 501,754 432,410 533,442
Oceania 245 286 327
South America 9,875 9,628 9,294
Unknown 247 850 2,651

 

Table 34. Aliens Apprehended by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Country of Nationality 2016 2 2017 2018
   Total 530,250 461,540 572,566
Afghanistan 84 85 69
Albania 152 109 90
Algeria 38 53 44
Angola 6 19 29
Antigua and Barbuda 16 29 20
Argentina 82 154 143
Armenia 87 94 93
Australia 21 23 37
Austria 4 8 5
Azerbaijan 22 33 52
Bahamas 151 142 157
Bangladesh 796 771 1,395
Barbados 20 20 30
Belarus 18 21 32
Belgium 15 10 13
Belize 150 159 180
Benin 8 18 19
Bermuda D - 5
Bhutan 14 25 22
Bolivia 107 118 150
Bosnia and Herzegovina 103 115 83
Brazil 3,738 3,699 2,810
Bulgaria 28 28 41
Burkina Faso 15 23 36
Burma 56 61 74
Burundi 20 12 19
Cabo Verde 34 68 73
Cambodia 203 125 339
Cameroon 54 66 93
Canada 509 495 485
Cayman Islands 3 D 4
Central African Republic 6 6 7
Chad 5 11 15
Chile 87 128 189
China, People's Republic 3,197 2,371 2,322
Colombia 1,209 1,335 1,406
Congo, Democratic Republic 39 39 49
Congo, Republic 29 25 41
Costa Rica 214 230 250
Cote d'Ivoire 17 38 103
Croatia 5 11 18
Cuba 3,061 2,432 2,321
Czechia 26 36 71
Czechoslovakia (former) 6 6 6
Denmark 4 4 D
Dominica 18 20 26
Dominican Republic 2,770 2,582 2,628
Ecuador 3,472 2,568 2,708
Egypt 117 156 158
El Salvador 78,983 59,687 42,132
Equatorial Guinea D 8 5
Eritrea 33 47 91
Estonia 12 18 11
Ethiopia 70 79 83
Fiji 22 16 29
France 52 76 72
Gabon 3 11 13
Gambia 41 87 130
Georgia 50 54 56
Germany 87 91 83
Ghana 174 178 275
Greece 28 22 29
Grenada 13 17 17
Guatemala 84,649 81,909 135,354
Guinea 49 83 147
Guinea-Bissau D 4 3
Guyana 142 159 194
Haiti 1,113 1,211 818
Honduras 61,222 60,169 91,141
Hong Kong 21 7 14
Hungary 42 122 103
Iceland 4 - -
India 4,123 3,682 9,953
Indonesia 39 117 124
Iran 111 147 153
Iraq 156 421 173
Ireland 37 42 80
Israel 92 156 196
Italy 81 103 109
Jamaica 1,012 1,072 1,216
Japan 11 29 24
Jordan 167 256 291
Kazakhstan 25 37 75
Kenya 189 166 229
Korea, South 188 182 225
Kosovo 38 58 59
Kuwait 18 37 31
Kyrgyzstan 18 18 29
Laos 194 203 180
Latvia 10 21 18
Lebanon 58 57 94
Liberia 152 239 204
Libya 16 18 24
Lithuania 24 37 51
Macedonia 22 24 29
Malawi 6 10 8
Malaysia 9 17 23
Mali 32 47 73
Marshall Islands 26 31 51
Mauritania 12 21 85
Mexico 265,747 220,138 252,267
Micronesia, Federated States 88 125 115
Moldova 37 59 49
Mongolia 27 43 35
Montenegro 7 13 17
Morocco 61 97 98
Nepal 580 680 775
Netherlands 16 29 38
Netherlands Antilles (former) 4 5 3
New Zealand 12 19 19
Nicaragua 1,756 1,721 4,014
Niger 11 13 22
Nigeria 253 439 878
Norway 5 5 7
Pakistan 522 476 438
Palau 20 16 6
Panama 95 78 88
Paraguay 14 11 21
Peru 799 837 1,034
Philippines 263 280 289
Poland 136 147 204
Portugal 58 83 92
Romania 2,167 810 876
Russia 128 172 229
Rwanda 14 15 19
Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 19 17
Saint Lucia 21 36 35
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17 15 25
Samoa 25 24 39
Saudi Arabia 189 299 197
Senegal 62 61 96
Serbia 19 28 27
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 21 85 16
Sierra Leone 44 74 109
Singapore 7 3 5
Slovakia 8 21 36
Slovenia D - 3
Somalia 164 350 282
South Africa 34 46 60
South Sudan 19 33 81
Soviet Union (former) 23 35 24
Spain 62 122 195
Sri Lanka 57 87 223
Sudan 86 93 140
Suriname 6 10 22
Sweden 17 9 19
Switzerland 6 3 8
Syria 44 62 47
Taiwan 34 32 38
Tajikistan 16 16 22
Tanzania 26 34 38
Thailand 64 93 153
Togo 8 21 23
Tonga 27 30 26
Trinidad and Tobago 190 214 190
Tunisia 19 31 32
Turkey 183 211 295
Turkmenistan 5 D D
Turks and Caicos Islands 4 D 11
Uganda 14 18 29
Ukraine 111 151 201
United Arab Emirates 3 9 9
United Kingdom 195 197 247
Uruguay 29 72 73
Uzbekistan 45 91 101
Venezuela 190 537 544
Vietnam 449 644 755
Virgin Islands, British D 4 D
Yemen 35 460 100
Zambia 17 43 29
Zimbabwe 24 28 43
All other countries 3 38 39 47
Unknown 247 850 2,651

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Beginning in 2009 data include administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO and administrative arrests conducted under the 287(g) program.
2 The counting methodology for administrative arrests by ICE ERO was revised to align with ICE ERO reporting for 2016; for earlier years only one administrative arrest could be counted for the same person on the same day.
3 Includes countries with fewer than 10 aliens apprehended per year.
Note: CBP Border Patrol data are current as of October 2018. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) data are current as of October 2018. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) data are current as of October 2018.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.