The number of refugees entering the US has increased over the past decade but it has remained relatively stable over the past few years. It is significantly lower than the levels seen in the early 80s and the early 90s.
At total of 69,920 refugees arrived in 2015, with 18,386 of these coming from Burma – the most from any one country.
As many as 12,676 came from Iraq, while 8,858 were from Somalia, 3,109 were from Iran, 1,682 were from Syria, 1,578 from Sudan and just 16 came from Yemen.
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