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Immigrants Admitted by Region and Top 20 Countries of Birth, 2005

Region and country of birth Number Percent
Africa 85,102 7.6%
Asia 400,135 35.7
Europe 176,569 15.7
North America 345,575 30.8
 Caribbean 108,598 9.7
 Central America 53,470 4.8
 Other North America 183,507 16.3
Oceania 6,546 0.6
South America 103,143 9.2
Unknown 5,303 0.5
Specific countries    
 1. Mexico 161,445 14.4%
 2. India 84,681 7.5
 3. China, People's Republic 69,967 6.2
 4. Philippines 60,748 5.4
 5. Cuba 36,261 3.2
 6. Vietnam 32,784 2.9
 7. Dominican Republic 27,504 2.5%
 8. Korea 26,562 2.4
 9. Colombia 25,571 2.3
10. Ukraine 22,761 2.0
11. Canada 21,878 1.9
12. El Salvador 21,359 1.9
13. United Kingdom 19,800 1.8
14. Jamaica 18,346 1.6
15. Russia 18,083 1.6
16. Guatemala 16,825 1.5
17. Brazil 16,664 1.5
18. Peru 15,676 1.4
19. Poland 15,352 1.4
20. Pakistan 14,926 1.3
 Other 395,180 35.2
All countries 1,122,373 100.0
Source: 2005 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Office of Immigration Statistics.

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