IMMIGRANT VISAS ISSUED TO ORPHANS COMING TO THE U.S.

TOP COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

FY 1995

FY 1996

FY 1997

1

2,130.......CHINA

3,333.......CHINA

3,816......RUSSIA

2

1,896.......RUSSIA

2,454.......RUSSIA

3,597......CHINA

3

1,666.......KOREA

1,516.......KOREA

1,654.….S. KOREA

4

449.…….GUATEMALA

427.…….GUATEMALA

788…….GUATEMALA

5

371.....….INDIA

555...…...ROMANIA

621..…...ROMANIA

6

351..……PARAGUAY

380.....….INDIA

425..…...VIETNAM

7

350..……COLOMBIA

354...…...VIETNAM

352....…..INDIA

8

318...…...VIETNAM

258..……PARAGUAY

233.……COLOMBIA

9

298……..PHILIPPINES

255..……COLOMBIA

163…….PHILIPPINES

10

275...…...ROMANIA

229……..PHILIPPINES

152...…..MEXICO

11

146....…..BRAZIL

163..……BULGARIA

148.……BULGARIA

12

110..……BULGARIA

103....…..BRAZIL

142....….HAITI

13

98.……...LITHUANIA

82....……LATVIA

108...…..LATVIA

14

90.....…...CHILE

78.……...LITHUANIA

91...……BRAZIL

15

83....……MEXICO

77...…….GEORGIA

82.……..ETHIOPIA

16

67...…….ECUADOR

76....……MEXICO

78……...LITHUANIA

17

63..……..ETHIOPIA

68.....…...HAITI

78...……POLAND

18

63.....…...JAPAN

64....……POLAND

77..…….BOLIVIA

19

59....……LATVIA

63.....…...CHILE

72..…….HUNGARY

20

53..……..THAILAND

55..……..THAILAND

66.……..CAMBODIA

21

51...…….GEORGIA

51………ECUADOR,HUNGARY

 

FY 1998

FY 1999

FY 2000

1

4,491......RUSSIA

4,348.......RUSSIA

5,053........CHINA

2

4,206......CHINA

4,101.......CHINA

4,269........RUSSIA

3

1,829..…S. KOREA

2,008...…S. KOREA

1,794...….S. KOREA

4

911.……GUATEMALA

1,002..….GUATEMALA

1,518..…..GUATEMALA

5

603...…..VIETNAM

895....…..ROMANIA

1,122....…ROMANIA

6

478.....…INDIA

709....…..VIETNAM

724....…...VIETNAM

7

406...…..ROMANIA

500......…INDIA

659....…...UKRAINE

8

351..…...COLOMBIA

323....…..UKRAINE

503......….INDIA

9

249..…...CAMBODIA

248...…...CAMBODIA

402...……CAMBODIA

10

200…….PHILIPPINES

231...…...COLOMBIA

399.……..KAZAKHSTAN

11

180...…..UKRAINE

221...…...BULGARIA

246...……COLOMBIA

12

168....….MEXICO

195……..PHILIPPINES

214...……BULGARIA

13

151..…...BULGARIA

16,363 World Total

173……...PHILIPPINES

14

140.……DOMIN REP

131......….HAITI

15

121.....…HAITI

106.....…..MEXICO

16

103....….BRAZIL

95...……..ETHIOPIA

17

96..…….ETHIOPIA

88...……..THAILAND

18

84..…….THAILAND

83.....……POLAND

19

77....…...POLAND

79....…….MOLDOVA

20

76....…...LATVIA

60....…….BOLIVIA

 

15,774 World Total

18,477 World Total

 

FY 2001

1

4,681........CHINA (mainland born)

2

4,279.........RUSSIA

3

1,870..…...S. KOREA

4

1,609.……GUATEMALA

5

1,246….....UKRAINE

6

782.....…...ROMANIA

7

737...….....VIETNAM

8

672..…......KAZAKHSTAN

9

543..…......INDIA

10

407...…….CAMBODIA

11

297...….....BULGARIA

12

266.......….COLOMBIA

13

219.....…...PHILIPPINES

14

192....……HAITI

15

158........…ETHIOPIA

16

129.......….BELARUS

17

86.....…….POLAND

18

74.....…….THAILAND

19

73.......…...MEXICO

20

51.......…...JAMAICA and LIBERIA (both 51)

 

19,237 World Total

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