In the 2018 fiscal year, only around 22,000 people were granted asylum in the United States, according to numbers by the U.S. Department of State.
The number is almost historically low. The last time the U.S. received so few refugees was in 2002 and 2003, shortly after the passing of the Patriot Act.
Refugees from Asia have historically been the largest group of people being granted asylum in the U.S.
Almost 45 percent of grantees since 1975 came from that continent (excluding South Asia), with the biggest influxes from Vietnam around 1980, Hmong and Laotians up to around 1992 and from Myanmar and Bhutan around 2008.
The U.S. has ceiling quotas for their yearly refugee intake. In 2018, few refugees were admitted despite a ceiling of 45,000. That number has been reduced to 30,000 for fiscal year 2019.