Over 1.5 million Koreans visited the U.S. last year. According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, 1.53 million Koreans gained entry on non-immigrant status between October 2011 to September 2012, ranking eighth among nationalities.
That boils down to 4,184 every day and is up 4.5 percent from the previous fiscal year.
The U.S. let in a total of 53.89 million foreigners on non-immigrant visas in fiscal 2012. Mexicans came first with 16.46 million or 30.5 percent, followed by Britons (4.49 million) and Japanese (4.14 million). Next were Germans, French, Brazilians and Chinese.