Project Reports

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.