Refugee Arrivals

For FY20 the administration further slashed refugee admission goals to an all-time low of 18,000, and instituted new categories for internal resettlement categories.

Arrivals November 1 – 18: 1,068

Arrivals by category* for dates above:
Persecuted for Religion: 162
Iraqi P-2s: 39
Northern Triangle: 38
All Others: 829

FY19 Total: 1,068

Presidential Determinations are most often broken down by region and country, and seek to ensure that those goals are set with global need in mind. For FY20. the administration has broken with tradition, and instead of setting regional goals, has created several new categories:

*Because public reporting of refugee admissions does not align with the new administration categories, these are our best estimates as to which category a given refugee was resettled within. For Iraqi P-2s, we count each Iraqi.

Through this tracker, we will hold the administration accountable to admitting 18,000 refugees in FY20.