Friday, September 7, 2018

Less Than 20,000 Refugees Resettled in U.S. with One Month Left in Fiscal Year

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Less than 20,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States so far in FY 2018, with just one month left in the fiscal year.
At this rate, fewer than 22,000 refugees will be admitted into the country in FY 2018, which ends on September 30 – the lowest number of refugee arrivals in more than three decades since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980.
This marks a steep decline from the number of refugees admitted each year under the previous administrations of President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush.
In FY 2016, the last full year of the Obama administration, 84,995 refugees were admitted to the United States.
In FY 2017, in which the first three months and 20 days were under the Obama administration and the last eight months and 11 days were under the Trump administration, 53,716 refugees were admitted.
As of August 31, a total of 19,889 refugees were admitted into the United States in the 11 months between October 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, according to the State Department’s website,
Forty-five percent of these arriving refugees were from Africa, 16 percent were from Asia, 16 percent were from Europe, four percent were from Latin America and the Caribbean region, and 18 percent were from the Near East, according to the Refugee Processing Center website for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
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