Number of refugees arriving in the U.S. in 2016, by country of nationality

Refugees arriving in the U.S. 2016, by country of nationality This graph shows the number of refugees arriving in the U.S. in 2016, by country of nationality. In 2016, about 5,817 refugees arrived in the United States from Bhutan. The total number of refugee arrivals amounted to 84,989.
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Number of persons
Congo, Democratic Republic 16,370
Syria12,587
Burma 12,347
Iraq 9,880
Somalia 9,020
Bhutan 5,817
Iran 3,750
Afghanistan2,737
Ukraine2,543
Eritrea 1,949
Sudan 1,458
Other Countries9,218
Unknown*50
Number of persons
Congo, Democratic Republic 16,370
Syria12,587
Burma 12,347
Iraq 9,880
Somalia 9,020
Bhutan 5,817
Iran 3,750
Afghanistan2,737
Ukraine2,543
Eritrea 1,949
Sudan 1,458
Other Countries9,218
Unknown*50
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This graph shows the number of refugees arriving in the U.S. in 2016, by country of nationality. In 2016, about 5,817 refugees arrived in the United States from Bhutan. The total number of refugee arrivals amounted to 84,989.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
Fiscal year 2016
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Refugees are persons who sought residence in the United States in order to avoid persecution in their country of origin. Persons granted refugee status applied for admission while outside the United States.

The fiscal year is the accounting period for the federal government which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends.

*Includes admissions from Palestinian Territory.

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