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Figure 1. Region of Origin of United States Refugees

Graph showing Region of Origin of United States Refugees

The following table lists the percent of U.S. refugees by region and year. The Latin America / Caribbean region has the lowest percent of refugees, remaining below 13% for the entire time span. Refugees from Eurpoe decline during this time frame, while refugees from Africa and Near East / South Asia increase.

Table of Region of Origin of United States Refugees, Percent by Year, 1996 – 2011
1996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Africa9.95%8.60%8.93%15.25%24.01%27.45%9.40%37.72%55.05%38.55%43.97%36.21%14.84%12.95%18.15%13.62%
East Asia25.29%12.19%14.08%11.93%6.24%5.37%12.94%6.07%15.29%22.44%13.73%32.40%32.38%26.59%24.16%30.78%
Eurpoe54.92%69.14%70.57%65.56%51.49%45.49%56.86%39.61%17.50%21.03%25.36%9.44%3.89%2.68%2.08%2.18%
Latin America / Caribbean4.65%4.25%2.11%2.47%4.42%4.29%7.13%1.60%6.77%12.45%7.92%6.16%7.11%6.51%6.80%5.27%
Near East / South Asia5.19%5.82%4.30%4.79%13.85%17.40%13.66%15.00%5.40%5.53%9.02%15.78%41.78%51.28%48.81%48.15%

 
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