This Resource Center is provided to offer general information regarding refugees and immigrants in the United States as well as links to helpful external resources. We'll be adding new content and updating it as new information is available, so be sure to check back often!
What is the process for screening refugees for entrance into the United States?
All refugees who seek to resettle in the U.S. must pass through several rigorous screening processes before they are recommended for resettlement. Our national resettlement affiliate, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, has produced a detailed infographic that outlines how refugees are screened for admission to the United States. View the infographic
How many refugees are there around the globe?
According to the most recent UNHCR report, there were 22.5 million refugees at the end of 2016. Worldwide, more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced. View the report