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Table 13. Refugee Arrivals: Fiscal Years 1980 To 2014

The 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 13. Refugee Arrivals: Fiscal Years 1980 To 2014
YearNumber
201469,975
201369,909
201258,179
201156,384
201073,293
200974,602
200860,107
200748,218
200641,094
200553,738
200452,840
200328,286
200226,785
200168,920
200072,165
199985,285
199876,712
199769,653
199675,421
199598,973
1994111,680
1993114,181
1992115,548
1991113,389
1990122,066
1989107,070
198876,483
198764,528
198662,146
198567,704
198470,393
198361,218
198298,096
1981159,252
1980207,116

Note: Data series began following the Refugee Act of 1980.  Excludes Amerasian immigrants except in Fiscal Years 1989 to 1991.

Source: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS), Fiscal Years 1980 to 2014.

Last Updated: 11/01/2016
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