The Most Common Country of Origin of Legal Immigrants (Besides Mexico)

Alvin Ward
Giorgio Cavaggion
Giorgio Cavaggion / Giorgio Cavaggion

Today's map shows where the United States' legal immigrants are most likely to hail from (besides Mexico). Because Mexican immigrants would dominate the map, they've been excluded to allow a more diverse picture. Creator Giorgio Cavaggion used data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make the map. The DHS defines a legal permanent immigrant on their website: 

… foreign nationals who have been granted the right to reside permanently in the United States. LPRs are often referred to simply as “immigrants,” but they are also known as “permanent resident aliens” and “green card holders.”

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. We spotted this one on Brilliant Maps: Making Sense of the World, One Map at a Time.