Data By Topic People & Society Immigration Immigration & Immigration Enforcement

Refugees arrivals

A response to the migration crisis in Europe after World War II, the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 formalized to US refugee process. Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the president consults with Congress to establish a yearly limit for the number of refugee admissions, as well as how many spots will be allocated for different regions of the world. People accepted must meet the definition of a refugee and not be already resettled in another country.