Published: 2019-03-05 15:34
Last Updated: 2019-03-05 16:12
A US Homeland Security report revealed that Iraqis, Egyptians, Somalis, Jordanians, and Moroccans respectively were among top Arab nationals to be granted US citizenship in 2018.
The report also said that Syrians, Iraqis, Egyptians, Somalis, and Jordanians were the most among Arabs to be granted permanent residency, also known as ‘green card’, for the same year.
Among the 544,475 people from all over the world to get American citizenships, 8,047 Iraqi nationals were granted passports last year, topping the list of Arab countries. Iraqies were followed by Egyptians with 4,459, Somalians 3,096, Jordanians 2,332, and Moroccans 1,818.
Globally, Mexicans topped the list of gaining US citizenship with 95,107, followed by Indians 34,431, Chinese 28,547, Filipinos 27,893, and Cubans 22,341.
As for foreign nationals who were granted permanent residency status in the US, the list is topped by Syrians with 10,931, followed by Iraqies 10,576, Egyptians 6,999, Somalis 5,705, Jordanians 3,916, and Sudanese 2,752.