Monday, August 8, 2016
Jennifer Koh posted a link to the 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, which was recently released by the Department of Homeland Security. Over the next week or so, I am highlighting some of the data that I find interesting in the 2014 Yearbook.
The overseas refugee program allows noncitizens who fear persecution to seek admission into the United States as a refugee. The President, in consultation with Congress, establishes annual numbers for refugee admissions. The immigration laws also allow noncitizens in the United States who fear persecution if returned to their native country to be granted asylum in the United States.
The 2014 Yearbook includes numbers on refugee admissions. Refugee arrivals over the last few years have been relatively constant, and relatively low (Table 13, p. 19),
2014 69, 975
In 2014, Iraq sent the most refugees to the United States of any country (19, 769) and Syrian sent only 105. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Haiti sent no refugees to the United States in 2014 (Table 14, pp. 40-41).