Of the 84,995 refugees admitted to the United States in fiscal year 2016, the largest numbers came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Burma (Myanmar) and Iraq.
The Obama administration's goal of receiving 110,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 is significantly higher than last year’s target of 85,000.
Overall, 56,406 Cubans entered the U.S. via ports of entry in fiscal year 2016, up 31% from fiscal 2015.
The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015.
The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year.
Millions of people around the world have migrated to the U.S. and other countries in recent years – some voluntarily, others to flee political turmoil, persecution or war.
The country took in 84,995 refugees, the most since 1999. But where they settled varied widely, with some states taking in large numbers and others very few.
About 3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 were children of unauthorized immigrants.
Some 244 million people worldwide have left their countries of birth – many seeking improved economic opportunities or fleeing physical danger – but the impact of out-migration has been uneven worldwide.
There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force.