US No Longer Leads in Refugee Resettlement

For the first time since the adoption of the US Refugee Act in 1980, the US resettled fewer refugees in 2017 than the rest of the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from UNHCR.
The number of refugees resettled in the US fell to 33,000, a bigger dip than that seen in any other country in 2017. At the same time, the global refugee count increased by 2.75 million.
Per Capita Comparisons (refugees resettled per 1 million residents):

  • Canada: 725
  • Australia: 618
  • Norway: 528
  • US: 102

Pew Research Center
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