10 - 20%50 - 60%80 - 90%
50 - 60%
Just over of refugees enter the United States with no place to go and no one to help them through the process of adjustment and integration.
90 days2 yearsIndefinitely
Refugees have 90 before finding safe and affordable housing is up to them.
$1,125 monthly$1,125 one time only$5,125 monthly$5,125 one time only
Each refugee receives one payment of $1,125.
That amount is supposed to cover housing, transportation, household items, clothing, pocket cash, and all other expenses.
90 days2 years5 years
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services also funds programs for which refugees are eligible up to five years after arrival. So, although the State Department’s role in domestic resettlement is limited to the first 90 days, ORR funding can take over after that.
Refugees are legal entrants to the United States: they have applied for asylum.
Refugees have the most extreme vetting of anyone who comes to the U.S., including more background checks than anyone else. The entire process can take up to two years. Learn more about the process here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/29/us/refugee-vetting-process.html
SyriaMyanmar (Burma)IraqSomaliaThe Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo
In fiscal 2016, the Congo accounted for 16,370 refugees followed by Syria (12,587), Burma (aka Myanmar, with 12,347), Iraq (9,880) and Somalia (9,020). Over the past decade, the largest numbers of refugees have come from Burma (159,692) and Iraq (135,643).