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 immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
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.
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.
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.
The Obama administration's goal of receiving 110,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 is significantly higher than last year’s target of 85,000.
When he takes office next week, President-elect Donald Trump will inherit an array of global threats in the view of the public.
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
There is no clear consensus among the Israeli public over whether settlements help the country’s security.
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.