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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 Nationality 2015 2016 2017
   Total 69,920 84,988 53,691
Africa 22,492 31,647 20,248
Asia 43,115 48,287 26,648
Europe 2,164 3,664 5,026
North America 1,528 811 1,455
Oceania - - -
South America 522 529 233
Unknown 99 50 81

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals By Country Of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2015 To 2017
Country of Nationality 2015 2016 2017
   Total 69,920 84,988 53,691
Afghanistan 910 2,737 1,311
Armenia 49 55 57
Azerbaijan 18 32 20
Belarus 98 185 73
Bhutan 5,775 5,817 3,550
Burma 18,386 12,347 5,078
Burundi 1,186 694 291
Cambodia - 18 3
Cameroon 8 14 21
Central African Republic 270 401 275
Chad 16 D 7
China, People's Republic 30 58 26
Colombia 521 529 233
Congo, Democratic Republic 7,876 16,370 9,377
Congo, Republic 52 16 5
Cote d'Ivoire 28 79 51
Cuba 1,527 354 177
Egypt 13 21 9
El Salvador - 364 1,124
Eritrea 1,596 1,949 1,917
Ethiopia 626 1,131 766
Gambia 3 - 5
Georgia 9 16 -
Guatemala - 8 50
Haiti - - -
Honduras - 84 104
Iran 3,109 3,750 2,577
Iraq 12,676 9,880 6,886
Jordan D 6 5
Kazakhstan 58 91 39
Kenya 3 6 6
Korea, North 15 14 12
Kuwait 4 D 6
Kyrgyzstan 17 40 25
Laos - 7 -
Liberia 12 16 8
Mauritania - - -
Moldova 333 465 301
Nepal 26 33 39
Nigeria 4 7 D
Pakistan 159 545 346
Russia 281 462 377
Rwanda 173 140 104
Senegal 4 16 22
Sierra Leone 6 3 5
Somalia 8,858 9,020 6,130
South Sudan 79 189 176
Sri Lanka 89 91 12
Sudan 1,578 1,458 980
Syria 1,682 12,587 6,557
Tajikistan - 17 -
Togo D 19 D
Uganda 67 65 58
Ukraine 1,451 2,543 4,264
Uzbekistan 43 41 35
Vietnam 22 52 21
Yemen 16 26 21
Zimbabwe 7 11 D
All other countries1 49 55 63
Unknown2 99 50 81

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: April 1, 2019

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