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Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Region And Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 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 14. Refugee Arrivals By Region Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Region of Nationality 2014 2015 2016
   Total 69,975 69,920 84,989
Africa 17,501 22,492 31,648
Asia 47,197 43,115 48,287
Europe 818 2,164 3,664
North America 4,066 1,528 811
Oceania - - -
South America 252 522 529
Unknown 141 99 50

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016
Country of Nationality 2014 2015 2016
   Total 69,975 69,920 84,989
Afghanistan 753 910 2,737
Armenia 10 49 55
Azerbaijan 15 18 32
Belarus 46 98 185
Bhutan 8,434 5,775 5,817
Burma 14,598 18,386 12,347
Burundi 68 1,186 694
Cambodia 44 - 18
Cameroon 5 8 14
Central African Republic 25 270 401
Chad 21 16 D
China, People's Republic 53 30 58
Colombia 252 521 529
Congo, Democratic Republic 4,540 7,876 16,370
Congo, Republic 30 52 16
Cote d'Ivoire 42 28 79
Cuba 4,062 1,527 354
Egypt 21 13 21
El Salvador - - 364
Equatorial Guinea - D -
Eritrea 1,488 1,596 1,949
Ethiopia 728 626 1,131
Gambia D 3 -
Georgia 13 9 16
Haiti 4 - -
Honduras - - 84
Iran 2,846 3,109 3,750
Iraq 19,769 12,676 9,880
Jordan 7 D 6
Kazakhstan 24 58 91
Kenya 21 3 6
Korea, North 8 15 14
Kuwait 12 4 D
Kyrgyzstan 8 17 40
Laos - - 7
Latvia - - -
Liberia 31 12 16
Mauritania 4 - -
Moldova 142 333 465
Nepal 47 26 33
Nigeria 4 4 7
Pakistan 240 159 545
Russia 139 281 462
Rwanda 45 173 140
Senegal - 4 16
Sierra Leone 6 6 3
Somalia 9,000 8,858 9,020
South Sudan 57 79 189
Sri Lanka 57 89 91
Sudan 1,315 1,578 1,458
Syria 105 1,682 12,587
Tajikistan - - 17
Togo 26 D 19
Uganda 5 67 65
Ukraine 490 1,451 2,543
Uzbekistan 69 43 41
Vietnam 67 22 52
Yemen D 16 26
Zimbabwe D 7 11
All other countries 1 33 47 64
Unknown 2 141 99 50

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: January 8, 2018

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