United States issued 8000 visas under Investor pilot scheme in 2017

According to the latest statistics data published by US state department, 8000 visas were issued under the “Investor pilot program in targeted area, with spouse and children”

In 2017, US granted 559,536 immigrant visas and 10,381,491 non-immigrant visas in total.

In 2016, US refused visas according to this 2016 Visa refusal data

  • 2,691,733 B1/B2 visas and
  • 23,590 H1B visas,
  • 13,370 E-2 visas

Each year, USCIS welcomes approximately 700,000 to 750,000 citizens during naturalization ceremonies across the United States and around the world.

In 2016, 752,800 naturalized for US Citizenship according to USICS factsheet.

  • In FY 2016, 73 percent of all persons naturalizing resided in 10 states (in descending order): California, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.
  • In FY 2016, the leading metropolitan areas of residence were New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (16.3 percent), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8.2 percent)., Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (7.9 percent)
  • In FY 2016, the top countries of origin for naturalization were in the following order:  Mexico, India, Philippines, People’s Republic of China, and Cuba.


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