DOS Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheet for FY-2016

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On October 4, 2016, the Department of State (DOS) released its Fact Sheet for FY-2016 Refugee Admissions. According to the DOS, the United States admitted 84,995 refugees in FY-2016.

The following are the top five countries of origin for refugees in FY-2016:

 

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Syria
  • Burma
  • Iraq
  • Somalia

The following are the five U.S. States that welcomed the most refugees in FY-2016

  • California
  • Texas
  • New York
  • Michigan
  • Ohio