Here’s How Many Immigrants From Muslim Bangladesh Are In America

Since 2007, nearly 15,000 Bangladeshi nationals have been allowed to come to the United States by winning the Diversity Visa Lottery, which randomly selects foreign nationals to bring to the U.S.

Every year, the Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.

Under the Visa Lottery, 14,869 Bangladeshi nationals entered the U.S. between 2007 and 2012.

  • 3,518 Visa Lottery winners in 2007
  • 2,286 Visa Lottery winners in 2008
  • 2,663 Visa Lottery winners in 2009
  • 3,017 Visa Lottery winners in 2010
  • 3,090 Visa Lottery winners in 2011
  • 295 Visa Lottery winners in 2012


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