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Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Region And Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015

The 2015 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 14. Refugee Arrivals By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Region of Nationality 2013 2014 2015
   Total 69,909 69,975 69,920
Africa 15,984 17,501 22,492
Asia 48,840 47,197 43,115
Europe 482 818 2,164
North America 4,206 4,066 1,528
Oceania - - -
South America 233 252 522
Unknown 164 141 99

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Country of Nationality 2013 2014 2015
   Total 69,909 69,975 69,920
Afghanistan 661 753 910
Angola 6 - 5
Armenia 3 10 49
Azerbaijan 3 15 18
Belarus 10 46 98
Bhutan 9,134 8,434 5,775
Bosnia-Herzegovina - - -
Burma 16,299 14,598 18,386
Burundi 193 68 1,186
Cambodia 30 44 -
Cameroon - 5 8
Central African Republic 318 25 270
Chad 32 21 16
China, People's Republic 101 53 30
Colombia 230 252 521
Congo, Democratic Republic 2,563 4,540 7,876
Congo, Republic 161 30 52
Cote d'Ivoire 20 42 28
Cuba 4,205 4,062 1,527
Egypt 3 21 13
Equatorial Guinea - - D
Eritrea 1,824 1,488 1,596
Ethiopia 765 728 626
Gambia 11 D 3
Georgia D 13 9
Haiti - 4 -
Honduras - - -
Indonesia - D 3
Iran 2,579 2,846 3,109
Iraq 19,487 19,769 12,676
Jordan 13 7 D
Kazakhstan 11 24 58
Kenya 5 21 3
Korea, North 17 8 15
Kuwait 12 12 4
Kyrgyzstan 19 8 17
Laos - - -
Latvia - - -
Liberia 94 31 12
Mauritania - 4 -
Moldova 119 142 333
Nepal 34 47 26
Nigeria D 4 4
Pakistan 158 240 159
Russia 125 139 281
Rwanda 139 45 173
Serbia - - -
Sierra Leone 4 6 6
Somalia 7,608 9,000 8,858
South Sudan 17 57 79
Sri Lanka 92 57 89
Sudan 2,160 1,315 1,578
Syria 36 105 1,682
Togo 18 26 D
Uganda 15 5 67
Ukraine 227 490 1,451
Uzbekistan 51 69 43
Vietnam 69 67 22
Yemen 12 D 16
Zimbabwe 12 D 7
All other countries1 37 32 43
Unknown2 164 141 99

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 refugee arrivals per year.

2 Includes admissions from Palestinian Territory.

Note: Excludes Amerasian immigrants.

Source: U.S. Department of State.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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