This map shows the home state for most immigrants with recently obtained green cards. You can click to see detailed numbers on which green card categories were used within a particular state.
Not surprisingly, the most permanent residents live in the most populous states: California, Florida, Texas, and New York.
Perhaps more surprisingly, many states in the Northwest and Midwest have a comparable number of immigrants who obtained a green card for refugees and asylees vs. a family-sponsored green card.
The next map focuses only on family-sponsored green cards. You can click to see detailed numbers for the top 10 countries of origin within a particular state.
While Mexico is the top country of origin for family-sponsored immigrants in most states, the top spot is held by the Dominican Republic in much of the Northeast, and there is a surprising degree of variation across the country. For example:
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Learn more in our 2019 family-based immigration report.