[Ed. – And the majority aren’t coming from Syria. Note: Patrick Goodenough doesn’t present numbers for Latin America.]
Between fiscal years 2009 and 2014 the federal government issued green cards to 831,221 migrants from Muslim-majority countries, compared to 322,882 from European Union member-states.
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s latest annual Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the U.S. issued green cards (lawful permanent residence status) to 148,736 migrants from Muslim-majority nations in FY 2014 – a 26.7 percent increase from 117,336 in FY 2013.
The Muslim-majority countries accounting for the largest numbers of migrants getting green cards during FY 2014 were Iraq (19,153), Pakistan (18,612), Bangladesh (14,645), Iran (11,615), Egypt (11,477) and Afghanistan (10,527).
Of the Muslim countries, the biggest increases between FY 2013 and FY 2014 applied to migrants from Afghanistan (from 2,196 to 10,527, a jump of 379 percent), from Iraq (from 9,552 to 19,153, a 100.5 percent increase), and from Pakistan (from 13,251 to 18,612, an increase of 37.6 percent).