Table 2. Affirmative, Defensive, and Total Asylees by Country of Origin, 2011
Country Affirmative   Country Defensive   Country All Asylees
  Number Percent     Number Percent Number Percent
China, PRC 3,901 28.9 China, PRC 4,700 40.9 China, PRC 8,601 34.4
Venezuela 902 6.7 Ethiopia 505 4.4 Venezuela 1,107 4.4
Haiti 822 6.1 Eritrea 481 4.2 Ethiopia 1,076 4.3
Egypt 754 5.6 Nepal 323 2.8 Egypt 1,028 4.1
Ethiopia 571 4.2 Egypt 274 2.4 Haiti 878 3.5
Russia 469 3.5 India 262 2.3 Nepal 749 3.0
Nepal 426 3.2 Soviet Union, former 248 2.2 Russia 663 2.7
Iran 367 2.7 Colombia 213 1.9 Eritrea 640 2.6
Colombia 325 2.4 Somalia 213 1.9 Colombia 538 2.2
Guatemala 285 2.1 Venezuela 205 1.8 Guatemala 484 1.9
All other countries, including unknown 4,662 34.6   All other countries, including unknown 4,080 35.5 All other countries, including unknown 9,224 36.9
Total 13,484 100.0   Total 11,504 100.0   Total 24,988 100.0
Source: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, 2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics and 2011 Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Asylees. Available Online.


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