Refugee Arrivals by the States of USA

Refugee Arrivals by the States of USA (October 01, 2017 through December 31, 2017)

The US is one of the countries with the highest number of refugees every year. The total number of refugees resettled in 2016 is 84,994. Furthermore, apart from the refugees that the US has officially declared to accept, it also provides protection for asylum seekers who seek refuge in US ports and demand protection. Moreover, in 2015, the USA provided protection to 26,124 asylum seekers seeking asylum in this way.

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Due to the global crisis that is getting worse every day; in 2016, Obama has increased the number of refugees from 85,000 to 110,000. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, said that after starting his mission in 2017, he wants to reduce the number to 50,000 and wants to suspend the refugee acceptance program for 120 days. However these policy changes were challenged by the federal court and prevented from being implemented.

On the map we have shared above, we see the refugee numbers of each state resettled between 1 October 2017 and 31 December 2017.

When we look at the regions that the USA accepts in general, we also see the following graph;

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In the last three months, Africa and Near East have emerged as the most emigrated regions. While the number of immigrants from Africa was 1,906, Near East sent 1,791 citizens to the USA. Moreover, Africa and Near East, followed by East Asia, Europe and Latin America respectively.

It seems that; in the last quarter of 2017, the US has resettled by accepting a total of 5368 refugees on their territory.

Top 3 Refugee Arrival States

From October to December, let us see the states that receive the most refugees in a little more detail.

1. Ohio

Ohio has relocated 557 refugees in three months. By accepting refugees from a total of 12 countries, it became the most refugee relocating state in the USA in the last three months of 2017. The numbers of refugees in these countries and countries are also as follows;

Bhutan; 412, Dem. Rep. Congo; 67, Eritrea; 22, Ukraine; 19, Burma; 11, Somalia; 8, Republic of South Sudan; 6, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, and Uzbekistan; 3, Uganda; 2, Iraq; 1.

2. Texas

In the last quarter of 2017, Texas, 427 refugees settled in borders, becoming the second most refugee-recognized state in the United States after Ohio. Furthermore Texas for three months; accepted refugees from a total of 15 countries. Moreover, refugee arrivals belonging to these countries are;

Dem. Rep. Congo; 164, Burma; 98, Bhutan; 54, Eritrea; 43, El Salvador; 15, Iraq; 12, Pakistan; 7, Sudan; 7, Iran; 6, Vietnam; 6, Burundi; 5, Somalia; 4, Ethiopia; 3, Nepal; 2, Rwanda; 1.

3. New York

In the last three months of 2017, the third state to recruit the most immigrants by accepting 324 refugees is New York. Moreover, New York has accepted immigrants from a total of 17 countries. Immigrant numbers are  also as follows;

Bhutan; 80, Dem. Rep. Congo; 72, Ukraine; 35, Burma; 33, Russia; 31, Eritrea; 28, Belarus; 12, Burundi; 7, Syria; 6, Ethiopia; 5, Moldova; 4, Uzbekistan; 4, China; 2, Somalia; 2, Afghanistan; 1, Chad; 1; Philippines; 1.