October 2, 2012
Refugees and Asylees in the United States
According to this MigratIon Policy Institute report, in 2011, the United States granted humanitarian protection to nearly 81,000 immigrants, including some 56,000 refugees and 25,000 asylum seekers. This article takes a detailed look at the most recent refugee and asylum data in the United States – finding that asylum grants in 2011 reversed a downward trend observed since 2007. More than 40 percent of foreigners who obtained US asylum in 2011 were from China, Venezuela, and Ethiopia.
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