February 2, 2018
A total of 6,708 refugees were admitted to the United States during the first four months of fiscal year 2018, a 79.3 percent drop from the 32,448 refugees resettled in the U.S. during the same period one year earlier.
Between Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018, the Trump State Department admitted 6,708 refugees from 43 countries, with the largest contingents coming from Bhutan (1,792), Democratic Republic of Congo (1,422), Burma (794) and Ukraine (779).
During the same period one year earlier, the Obama State Department resettled a total of 32,448 refugees from 67 countries, with the biggest groups originating from DRC (5,833), Syria (4,884), Iraq (4,841) and Somalia (4,034)
For three of the first four months of FY 2018, monthly refugee admissions numbers have remained below the 2,000 mark – 1,385 in January, 1,858 in November and 1,248 in October. In December 2,217 refugees were resettled.
This article was posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:53 am