European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016
In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.
In Trump presidency, nearly 2,500 refugees have entered U.S. from six travel-restricted countries
The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office.
Six countries named in revised Trump travel order accounted for more than 650,000 U.S. entries since 2006
Entries from the affected countries made up about 0.1% of the more than 517 million total entries to the U.S. between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.
In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women
Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.
Since travel order lifted, more than 1,800 refugees from affected countries have entered U.S.
More than 1,800 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have resettled in the U.S. since a federal court judge suspended key parts of an executive order President Donald Trump signed on Jan. 27 that restricted travel from these seven nations.
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
Young people less likely to view Iraqi, Syrian refugees as major threat to U.S.
In early January, 46% of the public said “a large number of refugees leaving countries such as Iraq and Syria” was a major threat to the well-being of America.
Countries affected by Trump travel rules accounted for more than 900,000 U.S. entries since 2006
The seven nations affected by a new executive order suspending refugee admissions accounted for 904,415 legal U.S. entries between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think
While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. on track to reach Obama administration’s goal of resettling 110,000 refugees this year
The Obama administration’s goal of receiving 110,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 is significantly higher than last year’s target of 85,000.