Thursday, March 23, 2017

Refugee numbers in the U.S. over the past 10 years

According to the Refugee Processing Center, which is operated in part by the U.S. Department of State, 698,415 refugees have been admitted to the United States in the past 10 years. This is significantly lower than the period of 1975-1985, when over 1,000,000 refugees were admitted, mostly from Asia.

Of those refugees admitted since 2007, the regions of origin are as follows:
            Africa                                                               167,494
            Asia                                                                 169,187
            Europe                                                  23,228
            Latin America/Caribbean                                   35,129
            Near [Middle] East/South Asia              303,377            (Refugee Processing Center)


"Admissions & Arrivals." Refugee Processing Center. Refugee Processing Center, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2017