Project Reports

RRSC–PR2: Refugee Resettlement Trends in the Northeast

Author(s): Pablo Bose & Lucas Grigri

October 2017

Overview: This report focuses on refugee resettlement trends from FY2012-2016 for the Northeast region of the United States. We analyze resettlement on a regional scale, looking at cities listed as official resettlement sites within each region in terms of the absolute number of refugees approved for settlement in each site and how that figure compares to the city ’ s overall population and foreign-born population. The existing practice is that the US federal government announces an upper limit (a ‘ ceiling ’) on refugees it will accept for each fiscal year, a number that is then revised based on both local capacity and global conditions – such as new or changing migration crises

 

RRSC-PR1: Refugee Resettlement Trends in the US

Author(s): Pablo Bose & Lucas Grigri

August 2017

Overview: This report summarizes US refugee resettlement trends from FY2012-2016.  We analyze resettlement at the national scale, looking at the country as a whole by comparing each state’s settlement capacities as determined by the federal government and its partner resettlement agencies on an annual basis.  The federal government announces an upper limit (a ‘ceiling’) on refugees it will accept for each fiscal year, a number that is then revised dependent on the capacities approved for each individual resettlement location as well as the shifting forced migration conditions globally after that initial allocation.