Naturalizations by the Numbers

Source: New Americans Campaign



In 2011, the states with the highest percentage of foreign-born Asians were Hawaii (14 percent), California (10 percent) and New Jersey (7 percent). The top countries of origin were China, with more than 2.2 million foreign-born people in the U.S., followed by India and the Philippines, each with more than 1.8 million.

According to Department of Homeland Security data, the largest number of immigrants who became citizens in 2013 were from Asia — almost 276,000, with India (almost 50,000), the Philippines (43,000) and China (35,000) leading the list of countries of origin.

Immigrants from Asia spend, on average, six years in permanent resident status before naturalizing.