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Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017

The 2017 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 2015 To 2017
Region of Nationality201520162017
   Total69,92084,98853,691
Africa22,49231,64720,248
Asia43,11548,28726,648
Europe2,1643,6645,026
North America1,5288111,455
Oceania---
South America522529233
Unknown995081

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 To 2017
Country of Nationality201520162017
   Total69,92084,98853,691
Afghanistan9102,7371,311
Armenia495557
Azerbaijan183220
Belarus9818573
Bhutan5,7755,8173,550
Burma18,38612,3475,078
Burundi1,186694291
Cambodia-183
Cameroon81421
Central African Republic270401275
Chad16D7
China, People's Republic305826
Colombia521529233
Congo, Democratic Republic7,87616,3709,377
Congo, Republic52165
Cote d'Ivoire287951
Cuba1,527354177
Egypt13219
El Salvador-3641,124
Eritrea1,5961,9491,917
Ethiopia6261,131766
Gambia3-5
Georgia916-
Guatemala-850
Haiti---
Honduras-84104
Iran3,1093,7502,577
Iraq12,6769,8806,886
JordanD65
Kazakhstan589139
Kenya366
Korea, North151412
Kuwait4D6
Kyrgyzstan174025
Laos-7-
Liberia12168
Mauritania---
Moldova333465301
Nepal263339
Nigeria47D
Pakistan159545346
Russia281462377
Rwanda173140104
Senegal41622
Sierra Leone635
Somalia8,8589,0206,130
South Sudan79189176
Sri Lanka899112
Sudan1,5781,458980
Syria1,68212,5876,557
Tajikistan-17-
TogoD19D
Uganda676558
Ukraine1,4512,5434,264
Uzbekistan434135
Vietnam225221
Yemen162621
Zimbabwe711D
All other countries1495563
Unknown2995081

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 Updated: 04/01/2019
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