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97% of Syrian refugees admitted to US in 2015 are Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2015

We have been reporting from time to time the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the US.  You know that the resettlement contractors and the Senate Jihad Caucus are looking for the US to resettle 65,000 before Obama leaves office.

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Ted Cruz fans! It is time to ask your man where he stands on refugees. Texas is the number one resettlement state in the Nation and is receiving the most Syrian Muslims at this time. Where is he?

Using US State Department figures going back to January 1, 2012 we see that 1,487 Syrians have been admitted as of September 1 (a few days ago) and the vast majority (95%) are Muslims—Sunni Muslims.  However, if one only looks at the calendar year 2015, the percentage of Muslims jumps to 97%!  That is because the UN is telling us which refugees to take!

By the way there are 40-some Christians in that number and 1 Yazidi (and a few other religions, or no religion).

The 1,487 have been distributed to 36 states.

The top ten states receiving mostly Sunni Muslim Syrians since 1/1/2012 are as follows:

Texas (173)

California (162)

Michigan (146)

Illinois (120)

Arizona (107)

Florida (92)

Pennsylvania (76)

New Jersey (63)

Massachusetts (58)

Kentucky (55)

I’ll bet that one criteria used to determine where they have been sent is the number of mosques in the state.

Don’t forget that back in February the FBI testified before the House Homeland Security Committee that they could not adequately screen the Syrians for security.

For those readers just joining us today—PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!

Watch for it!  This month Obama will be announcing how many Syrians he wants admitted to the US in 2016!  I’ll be watching what those Senators running for the Republican nomination for President will say as their states will be getting the bulk of the Syrians. Ted Cruz (TX), Rand Paul (KY), Chris Christie (NJ) and Marco Rubio (FL)—where are you?

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Obama could use supposedly temporary ‘humanitarian’ parole to get more Syrians admitted to US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 6, 2015

I expect this dreadful news is because the UN/US State Department (and the resettlement contractors) are hopping mad at the slow screening process for those who have been submitted for consideration as permanent refugees.  I see parole as a way around serious security screening.

By the way, the percentage of Syrians entering as refugees (so far) still stands at about 94% Muslim for those being placed all over the country.  We are not saving the Christians in any big way!

Senator Dianne Feinstein

As a leading member of the Jihad Caucus, Senator Dianne Feinstein is happy to bring California more immigrants—Syrian Muslims this time!

Here is the latest news about possible parole for Syrians, from Breitbart (hat tip: Rosemary):

The Obama administration says it may reconsider the use of parole for certain Syrian nationals in addition to its Syrian refugee resettlement effort.

In written responses to Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans obtained by Breitbart News, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reveal that the U.S.’s effort to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees might not be the only process it will use to bring displaced Syrians to the U.S.

“At the request of more than 70 members of Congress in 2013, USCIS considered whether to establish a parole program for Syrians in Syria but decided that establishing such a program was not warranted. However, as the situation continues to evolve and USCIS continues to engage with stakeholders, USCIS may reconsider the use of parole for certain Syrian nationals,” USCIS wrote in its response to the subcommittee’s question probing whether USCIS is considering a parole program for Syrians.

The State Department has estimated that by the end of FY 2015 the U.S. will have admitted between 1,000-2,000 Syrian refugees. Parole for Syrians, if used, would supplement the refugee resettlement effort.

Parole is an immigration benefit that is intended to be imparted on a case-by-case basis for “urgent humanitarian reasons” or “significant public benefit” for those foreigners who would otherwise be ineligible for entry. It is intended to be a temporary admission, and parolees are expected to depart the U.S. once the reasons for their parole have ended.

More here….

Remember readers that the contractors started out pushing for 12,000-15,000 for this year, and now they and the Jihad Caucus in the Senate would like to see 65,000 as Obama’s parting gift to America.

So where are we?

Fiscal year 2015 ends in just short of 8 weeks (on September 30th) and in the calendar year of 2015 we have admitted 878.  Since the first of January 2012 (the year I arbitrarily chose as the beginning of the present Syrian conflict) we have admitted 1,213 Syrian refugees.   (See Refugee Processing Center data base, here)

Of those, 1,138 practice some form of Islam giving Muslims a 94% share of the total Syrians admitted so far.  I don’t expect that percentage to change much as long as we are taking the refugees chosen for us from UN camps.

Here are the top ten states receiving mostly Muslim Syrians so far as of August 1, 2015 (go here for our previous accounting). Red number is the number resettled as of the beginning of July.

Texas (146)    (137)

California (139)    (133)

Illinois (106)   (93)

Michigan (81)   (59)

Arizona (79)    (73)

Florida (70)    (60)

Pennsylvania (65)   (65)

New Jersey (58)   (39)

Massachusetts (47)   (44)

Tied for tenth place:

Kentucky (42)   (not recorded because not in the top ten in July)

North Carolina (42)   (42)

Go here to see the 14 Senators that comprise the Jihad Caucus pushing Obama to admit more Syrians.

I really think it would be only fair if all the Syrians were sent to the home states of the fourteen, don’t you?

However, ten of the 14 are not even getting Syrians in any large numbers, but four are getting their wish and their states are in the top ten:

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)  Yippee I’m getting Syrian Muslims!

Dick Durban (D-IL) The leader of the pack is getting his share! Dropping them in Chicago because diversity will bring strength to that city!

Ed Markey (D-MA) I wonder how many will go to Markey’s home town.

Robert Menendez (D-NJ) The guy worried about the Iranians will have some Syrian Muslims in his home state.

 

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Bhutanese refugees in Ohio need more costly mental health care due to high suicide rate

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 21, 2015

There is nothing new in this story from the The Columbus Dispatch.  We have reported ad nauseum about the high suicide rate among Bhutanese (really Nepali) refugees first admitted during the Bush Administration.  Even before Bush’s Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration, Ellen Sauerbrey, gave the go-ahead to resettle 60,000 from UN camps (the UN wanted to close the camps so we said sure! and now we are up to over 80,000 Bhutanese scattered across America) we learned that the Bhutanese really preferred to live in their own culture in their part of the world.

The “Bhutanese” are really Nepali people who had lived in Bhutan. Bhutan expelled them and Nepal didn’t want them back. So, why was it in our national interest to bring over 80,000 to America? It was a Bush Administration decision. Did the Republicans want to import more cheap labor?

See our huge archive on the Bhutanese (mostly Hindu) migration to America by clicking here.   It goes back nearly eight years to a time when the Bhutanese did not want to be “scattered to the four winds.”

For all of you contemplating ‘welcoming’ refugees to your towns and cities, remember that health care/mental health care costs will be borne by state and local taxpayers.

From The Columbus Dispatch  (hat tip: Julie).  What is going on in Ohio that there is so much immigration and refugee news coming out of the state (see our Ohio archive)?  A suspicious person might think that Ohio was somehow being targeted for colonization!

So they recently surveyed 200 members of the Nepali-speaking Hindu minority who had fled the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan a quarter-century ago during an ethnic cleansing led by the Buddhist elite.

What they discovered shocked them.

Bhutanese refugees in central Ohio are twice as likely to report thinking about suicide as are those elsewhere in the U.S. They have high rates of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress and report that they smoke and use alcohol more frequently than other Bhutanese refugees.
“It’s a serious wake-up call,” said Surendra Bir Adhikari, an administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who led the research project.

[….]

Between October 2008 and September 2014, 5,654 Bhutanese were resettled in Ohio, including 1,738 in Franklin County. The total population is larger because of the family members and others who have arrived in the state from other parts of the U.S.

Local leaders of the Bhutanese community estimate the total population at close to 20,000, but state officials think it is lower. In 2012, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the suicide rate among Bhutanese refugees resettled in America was 20.3 per 100,000 people. That’s nearly twice the rate among the general U.S. population and higher than the global suicide rate of 16.9 percent.

No jobs and yet we keep the refugee flow coming!  Look at the Ohio numbers on this map!

Besides facing language and religious barriers, refugees worry about loved ones and friends left behind. And there’s often a disconnect between their idyllic views of life in America and the difficulties they encounter finding jobs that pay well.

[….]

Much more needs to be done to address the social isolation, substance abuse and trauma experienced by refugees and immigrants, local and state officials say.

They want “mental-health first-aid training” offered to help identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses in refugees. They’d like to see more health-care systems provide both medical and mental-health services under one roof to lessen the stigma.

There is more, continue reading here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Let’s have a look at Ohio!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 18, 2015

On Monday I’ll be talking to a group in Ohio and so for those folks I’ve gathered some information on a state that seems to be newly targeted by Obama’s friends at Welcoming America.  I first told you about that here in July 2013, and again here yesterday.

Top resettlement cities are Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Akron.

Ohio numbers….

Ohio has been receiving over 2,000 refugees a year since 2012, and all told in the last ten years it received 21,230.  (See data base here.)  I was surprised to find it that high.  For comparison Delaware hardly gets any (zero in 2014) and Texas is getting over 7,000 a year.

In fiscal year 2014, Ohio received the 7th highest number of refugees in the country. 

The Obama Administration and the politically Far Left federal resettlement contractors probably recognize the electoral value of Ohio, so they want to make sure it becomes a reliably Democrat-voting state.

The states higher on the 2014 list than Ohio (2,815) in the last fiscal year are in descending order:  Texas, California, New York, Michigan, Florida and Arizona.

In the ten year analysis, the Bhutanese (6,607) saw the highest number of their ethnic group settled in Ohio followed by Somalis (5,611). Iraqis were next with 2,617.  Remember though that especially with the Somalis, Ohio likely saw the Somali number increase more rapidly as secondary migrants (resettled elsewhere in the US) went to mostly Columbus to join their fellow Somalis to establish a large Somali enclave there. The secondary migrants are not reflected in that 5,611 number.

The years with the highest number of Somalis resettled were 2005 and 2006 (Bush years!).

Most Somalis were resettled in Columbus (over 4,700 of the over 5,000) with Cleveland getting 322 directly resettled there from Africa.  But, interestingly 21 other towns and cities got Somalis, albeit in smaller numbers.

Remember the Columbus subsidized housing riot in 2012!  How would you like to see this in your home town?

The resettlement contractors and cities they are colonizing…

For new readers there are nine major federal contractors.  Five of the nine dominate Ohio.  Here is a handy list to find their contact information. (The ORR list is not just for Ohio, but for the whole country.)

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants works in Akron, Cleveland

US Conference of Catholic Bishops works in Cleveland, Cincinatti and Dayton

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society works in Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo

Church World Service is in Columbus

World Relief is in Columbus

Go here for all of the posts we have written on Ohio over the years.  They had a recent terrorist arrest case there (Somali of course!).

And be sure to see my previous post on employment outcomes for refugees.  Ohio’s employment numbers are pretty abysmal!

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Fiscal Year 2014 Refugee Employment Entered Rates: These rates stink!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 17, 2015

Check out this map I came across today in my research.  It is at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) website and represents the caseload of refugees getting help from federal programs to find employment in each state.  You pay for this! Now look at the employment rates!

Holy cow!  Some of these are really low.  So much for the idea that refugees quickly become self-sufficient!

If I were ORR I would be embarrassed to publish this information!

If I’m reading this correctly, why are we sending so many refugees to Texas (just as one example) when only 46% are finding employment. And there are states with even much lower rates than that. Geez, look at Florida!

fiscal_year_2014_refugee_employment_entered_rates

 

 

Go here for more info.

Kind of makes you wonder if indeed the Cloward-Piven strategy (use the poor to bring on the revolution) is alive and well under Obama!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Update: US Syrian refugee resettlement numbers pass the 1,000 mark, disbursed to 36 states, 94% are Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 9, 2015

Using US State Department data beginning early in the Syrian conflict (January 2012) and right up until yesterday (July 8, 2015) here is where we stand.

Remember that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has over 2,000 in a pipeline for us for before the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015), but the unsatisfied federal contractors wanting more paying clients to resettle and the Senate Jihad Caucus want the US to take in and distribute 65,000 before Obama leaves office.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, one of 14 members of the Senate Jihad Caucus which wrote to Barack Obama asking him to bring in 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrian refugees by the time Obama leaves office. I wonder do union workers understand that these refugees will be competing for their jobs? So far, Ohio has resettled 27 Syrians.

I see from my previous update in late May that the percentage of Muslims chosen for us by the UNHCR has now risen from 92% to 94%!

And, this was a big surprise—the total number of Christians (42) and Catholics(1) admitted has not increased in the last 6 and 1/2 weeks.  Most of the increase is in the Sunni Muslim numbers.   And, for those who asked during my briefing yesterday, there is still only 1 Yazidi admitted.

So here is what we know:

The total number of Syrians admitted as refugees since January 1, 2012 is 1,098.

Of those,  973 are Sunni Muslims, 8 Shiites and 49 who characterize themselves as simply “Moslem”.

There were, as mentioned above 42 Christians, 1 Catholic and 1 Yazidi and a few other religious groups (or no religion) as well.

So, looks like the average number is now 94% Muslim.

And here are the Top Ten states that “welcomed” Syrians.  36 states got at least 1 Syrian.

You can expect this trend to continue.  The states that changed their ranking the most in the last 6 weeks were Massachusetts which was not in the top ten at all and Florida which was 9th and has moved up to 6th place as of yesterday.

1)  Texas (137)  Texas got 12% of the Syrians.  Imagine if the US brings in 65,000. 12% to Texas would be 7,800! Guess they would need a lot of HUD housing!

2)  California (133)

3)  Illinois (93)

4)  Arizona (73)

5)  Pennsylvania (65)

6)  Florida (60)

7)  Michigan (59)

8)  Massachusetts (44)

9)  North Carolina (42)

10)  New Jersey (39)

One final thing.  I had previously speculated that since Minnesota was in extreme refugee overload that maybe the US State Department wouldn’t send any Syrians to Minnesota, but I see I was wrong.  They recently sent 7 to Rochester, MN.

 

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See list of states receiving over 1,000 refugees in last 8 months; zip for Montana and Wyoming

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 16, 2015

I found this very informative map earlier this morning and want you to see it.   Just over 40,000 refugees have been resettled in the US this fiscal year (FY 2015 began October 1, 2014) and this map is up to date as of May 31, 2015.

Teddy and Joe created the Refugee Act of 1980! What do you know, Delaware has gotten a whole 6 refugees this fiscal year. That is a record high number I think!

Here are the states that have received over 1,000 refugees this fiscal year, so far:

Texas:  4,284

California: 3,370

New York: 2,297

Michigan: 1,817

Arizona: 1,810

Ohio: 1,681

Washington: 1,602

Georgia: 1,598

Pennsylvania: 1,535

Florida:  1,513

Illinois:  1,501

Minnesota: 1,426

North Carolina: 1,327

Kentucky: 1,070

Colorado: 1,054

Indiana: 1,038

Can you believe it!  Veep Joe Biden’s Delaware actually got a whole 6 refugees this year (zero has been their allotment in recent years).

Winners are Montana and Wyoming each with zero so far!

Just a reminder, these are the numbers for resettled refugees only, and it doesn’t include successful asylum seekers, Special Immigrant Visa holders, Cuban/Haitian parolees or the unaccompanied alien children now being treated as ‘refugees.’

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

The number one resettlement state in America is Texas (primer part I)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 7, 2015

Update June 9th:  Part III is here.  It is for everyone, not just Texans!

Update June 8th:  Part II is here.

I’m doing some research on Texas because I will be going there later this week.  There is so much material on the number one resettlement state so I plan to post a little every day until I leave.  For those of you who will be attending a gathering in Dallas, LOL!, this is your homework assignment!  You will be tested!

Global Nation mapIn Fiscal year 2014, Texas resettled 7,234 refugees.  However, that doesn’t tell the whole story because according to the Texas Dept. of State Health Services (an excellent source of information on refugees in Texas), the actual number of migrants legally being treated as refugees last year was really 12,800 (up 24% from the previous year!).

The website also tells you which counties got the most refugees.

The 12,800 includes refugees, asylees, parolees, special immigrant visa holders (these are Afghans and Iraqis), and victims of trafficking.

They hailed from 58 countries (therefore Texas taxpayers are on the hook for many expensive translators—gratis a Bill Clinton executive order—for all sorts of reasons—access to health care, school system problems and the criminal justice system).

When I went to several different sources, I find that over 150,000 refugees have been resettled in Texas since 1983, and that number doesn’t include secondary migrants from other states (Dallas County got the most secondary migrants last year–60% of all those arriving in Texas).

And, of course, it doesn’t include all of the children produced in three decades! Nor does it include the thousands of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ that may not have been distributed around the nation from last year’s border invasion.  Obama would like nothing more than to have them declared “refugees” as well (refugees get all forms of welfare upon arrival!).

Texas ranking

These numbers do not include all of the other categories of ‘refugees’ cared for by local resettlement contractors and your tax dollars.

The top resettlement cities in Texas are (resettlement is not limited to these sites, dozens and dozens of smaller cities and towns are receiving refugees):

Abilene

Amarillo

Austin

Corpus Christi

Dallas

El Paso

Fort Worth

Houston

San Antonio

For new readers, you might want to have a look at our archive on Amarillo which has developed into a ‘pocket of resistance’ as the mayor there has asked the federal government to slow the flow since the school system is suffering with the influx of non-English speaking children many of whom are illiterate in their own language.  The meatpacking industry is responsible for much of the resettlement to Amarillo (hunger for cheap labor!).

The top nations from which Texas received refugees in 2014 were in this order:  Iraq, Cuba, Burma, Afghanistan, and tied for 5th place Somalia and Bhutan(Nepal).

So when did Texas move into the number one spot in the nation?

For years and years other states ranked above Texas including California, New York and Florida.  According to this very cool graph (above right), it was in 2011 that Texas gained this dubious distinction.

And, if you are wondering why the number dipped in 2011, this is why:  That year it was learned that Iraqi terrorists disguised as refugees were arrested in Kentucky.  Turns out the pair had lied (can you believe it, they lied!) on their refugee application and it was only when they were found to be planning on helping Al-Qaeda in Iraq was it discovered that one of them had left fingerprints on an IED shard that was warehoused by the US military.  The shard came from an IED that had killed Pennsylvania National Guard troops.  They are in prison for life.

The arrest threw the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department into chaos because they had to re-screen thousands and thousands of Iraqis headed to America.  Iraqis make up the largest ethnic group we are admitting to America now at a rate of about 20,000 a year.  The majority are Muslims (both Shiites and Sunnis as we import their centuries old squabble to your towns!).

That is enough for today.  Here is your homework assignment:

In order to question this 35-year-old legal immigration program, you must first get the facts!

* Read our Fact Sheet, here.  Open and read all the links in this post!

* Go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website and learn all you can about the refugees coming to Texas.  Don’t miss the stats on their health conditions (refugees are admitted with TB, HepB, HIV and parasites).

* You have a State Refugee Coordinator and her name is Caitriona Lyons (she is Irish, btw), call her and ask her to direct you to the Texas refugee plan.  Here is a description of the plan and the legal requirement that every state have one (and they must keep it current).  Ask her to direct you to it and read it!

Remember in Texas your governor does have a say in what happens with refugee resettlement!  Where has he been?

Here is a whole list of State Coordinators in case others of you want to start your research!  Scroll down to Texas for Ms. Lyons contact information.

There will be further information and more homework tomorrow!

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To date, 843 Syrian refugees admitted to the US; 92% are Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2015

Editor’s note:  I have so much news to post, but internet connection is dropping today.  If I disappear, know that I am frustrated about not getting it to you or posting your comments! Or, answering your many e-mails.

Since everyone is talking about the number of Syrians admitted to the US as refugees (see yesterday’s comments by House Homeland Security Committee chairman), I thought it was time to update the numbers.

Most of our Syrians are coming from UN camps like this one which house primarily Muslim refugees. Photo: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jul/30/syria-aleppo-fight-continues-live

When I search the data base for Syrians I go back to calendar year 2012 (1/1/2012) so as to include those who might have gotten here right after the recent conflict began in 2011 (thus numbers you see published may vary some depending on when the source began counting).

I reported on May 1 that we had admitted 815 Syrians (92% Muslim) from 1/1/2012 to 5/1/2015.

This time I searched up until May 20th and here are the results:

* 843 Syrian refugees have been sent to your towns and cities.

* 508 of those came since January 1, 2015

* The top ten states receiving Syrians are:

Texas (107)

California (107)

Illinois (91)

Arizona (64)

Pennsylvania (54)

Michigan (34)

North Carolina (34)

New Jersey (31)

Florida (30)

Indiana (29)

* Yesterday Rep. Michael McCaul speculated that not too many US communities would want them right now, however Texas, his home state tops the list.  Here are the cities in Texas which ‘welcomed’ Syrians:

Austin (4)

Dallas (31)

Ft. Worth (38)

Houston (34)

*One might assume that we were saving the Christian Syrians, but that isn’t happening.  Just as we reported earlier in the month, 92% of those we are bringing in are Muslims.  Here is the breakdown:

 777 of them identify as one form of Muslim or another (729 are Sunni Muslims)

 42 Christians are listed and 1 Catholic, several other religions or no religion are listed (for example, there is 1 Yazidi)

That works out to 92% Muslim!

By the way, if you are saying to yourself, heck, there are more Syrians in my town than this small number, remember that there are other legal avenues for entry.  Syrians already in the US were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in 2012 by the Obama Administration and a reader recently shared with me that his US Senator says there are over 11,000 Syrians (who were already in the country when the conflict began) and are thus eligible for TPS.

By the way, it was our usual suspects, the US State Department resettlement contractors who lobbied, along with Arab groups, for the TPS designation.

Those same contractors want us to take 65,000 Syrians by the end of 2016 and the UNHCR has 11,000 picked out for us this year.

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36,144 refugees admitted to US in first seven months of FY2015 (fiscal year)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 14, 2015

Look at this cool map I found for how many refugees were resettled in your state relative to your population: “This map by Casey Cupp is warped to show which states take on the highest number of refugees relative to their population. For example, the densely populated New Jersey takes in a far lower rate of refugees than that of the two Dakotas. What the map shows is that the distribution of refugees looks very different when considering state populations as opposed to strictly the number of people living in each state.” http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2014/02/map-day-refugees-accepted-us-states-population-adjusted/

I was just having a look at the statistics for FY2015 maintained by the US State Department on refugee admissions (I was checking out Malta), but thought you might like to know which groups we are admitting (welcoming!) in the largest numbers.

The total number of refugees admitted so far in FY2015 (which ends on September 30th) is 36,144 from 80 countries. (Making sure we get lots and lots of diversity for your school systems to cope with!)

Here are the top ten in descending order:

Burma (9,040)

Iraq (8,229)

Somalia (4,993)

DR Congo (2,921)

Bhutan/Nepal (2,849)

Iran (1,474)

Cuba (1,093)

Ukraine (831)

Eritrea (801)

Syria (651)

Tip for using the data base Do not use the map for “processing country” because that tells you nothing about who we actually admitted.  For example, you will see that Kenya (on the processing country map) is listed as 1,537.  That does not mean that we admitted 1,537 Kenyans (we don’t take Kenyans as refugees, unless they are Obama relatives).  It means that 1,537 were processed in Kenya and those most likely are Somalis from the UN camps located in Kenya.

States which received over 1000 refugees in the last seven months (in descending order):

Texas (3,865)

California (2,974)

New York (2,008)

Michigan (1,696)

Arizona (1,667)

Ohio (1,591)

Washington (1,464)

Georgia (1,410)

Pennsylvania (1,384)

Illinois (1,383)

Florida (1,381)

Minnesota (1,250)   562 of those are new Somalis!

North Caroina (1,211)

For future reference, this post is archived in our ‘where to find information’ category and in our ‘refugee statistics’ category.

For wannabe researchers, this data base (where I got the above numbers) is only for the present fiscal year.  To go to a more extensive data base going back to 2002, go here.

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