Data By Topic People & Society Immigration Immigration & Immigration Enforcement

Refugee arrivals

In response to the migration crisis in Europe after World War II, the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 formalized the US refugee process. Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the president consults with Congress to establish a yearly limit on refugee admissions. Those accepted must meet the definition of a refugee and may not be already resettled in another country.

Interact with the data