Tuesday, November 24, 2015

National Refugee Immigration Trends In the Last Decade (2006-2015)

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), sought the creation of a system to better meet the growing need of refugees throughout the world as their numbers increased and other durable solutions diminished.  Because time is of the essence, the Refugee Processing Center was created to meet this need so that refugees all over the world could be processed more quickly and efficiently. This database system, referred to as the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS), supports the tracking of refugee case status information, processing pipeline and resettlement statistical data for federal, state, and local partners, and, enhanced coordinated mechanisms to ensure program integrity within the context of modern security concerns.  All of these features allow for a faster, more integrated process so that case processing issues can be quickly addressed and resolved.

The following data is for the nation over the last decade (2006 to 2015). Below is a chart showing the flow of immigrants into the country from five regions of the world: Africa, Eastern Asia, Europe (including the republics of the former Soviet Union), Latin American and the Caribbean, and the Near East and Southern Asia.


In addition, here is a table showing the numbers of refugee immigrants from those five areas for each of the last ten years.


To see data on the Herkimer Oneida Counties' region for refugees, visit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees data page.