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Table 13. Refugee Arrivals: Fiscal Years 1980 to 2016

The 2016 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 2016
Year Number
2016 84,989
2015 69,920
2014 69,975
2013 69,909
2012 58,179
2011 56,384
2010 73,293
2009 74,602
2008 60,107
2007 48,218
2006 41,094
2005 53,738
2004 52,840
2003 28,286
2002 26,785
2001 68,920
2000 72,165
1999 85,285
1998 76,712
1997 69,653
1996 75,421
1995 98,973
1994 111,680
1993 114,181
1992 115,548
1991 113,389
1990 122,066
1989 107,070
1988 76,483
1987 64,528
1986 62,146
1985 67,704
1984 70,393
1983 61,218
1982 98,096
1981 159,252
1980 207,116

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.

Last Published Date: January 8, 2018

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