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Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019

The 2019 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 2017 to 2019
Region of Nationality 2017 2018 2019
   Total 53,691 22,405 29,916
Africa 20,248 10,463 16,370
Asia 26,648 7,522 7,856
Europe 5,026 3,460 4,851
North America 1,455 827 511
Oceania - 5 -
South America 233 128 298
Unknown 81 - 30

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Country of Nationality 2017 2018 2019
   Total 53,691 22,405 29,916
Afghanistan 1,311 805 1,198
Armenia 57 58 33
Azerbaijan 20 D -
Belarus 73 181 96
Bhutan 3,550 2,228 32
Burma 5,078 3,555 4,932
Burundi 291 201 196
Cambodia 3 - D
Cameroon 21 15 28
Central African Republic 275 148 244
Chad 7 D 8
China, People's Republic 26 6 D
Colombia 233 128 298
Congo, Democratic Republic 9,377 7,878 12,958
Congo, Republic 5 5 3
Cote d'Ivoire 51 14 62
Cuba 177 - D
Egypt 9 D 4
El Salvador 1,124 725 311
Eritrea 1,917 1,269 1,757
Ethiopia 766 376 247
Gambia 5 - D
Georgia - D 26
Guatemala 50 42 118
Guinea 5 10 10
Haiti - - -
Honduras 104 59 74
Iran 2,577 41 199
Iraq 6,886 140 465
Jordan 5 D 5
Kazakhstan 39 47 8
Kenya 6 3 17
Korea, North 12 5 D
Kuwait 6 D D
Kyrgyzstan 25 12 46
Laos - - -
Liberia 8 6 37
Mauritania - - -
Moldova 301 207 120
Nepal 39 12 13
Pakistan 346 441 264
Russia 377 437 184
Rwanda 104 110 91
Senegal 22 14 14
Sierra Leone 5 - D
Somalia 6,130 257 231
South Sudan 176 13 42
Sri Lanka 12 56 17
Sudan 980 76 382
Syria 6,557 62 563
Tajikistan - - -
Togo D - D
Turkmenistan - 5 18
Uganda 58 42 24
Ukraine 4,264 2,635 4,451
Uzbekistan 35 27 12
Vietnam 21 10 10
Yemen 21 D 3
Zimbabwe D 13 D
All other countries1 60 22 23
Unknown2 81 - 30

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer 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: October 28, 2020

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