Each year the President of the United States submits a Presidential Determination letter in which he sets a ceiling for refugees to be resettled in the US in the coming year. On September 30th, President Bush released a statement setting the ceiling for FY’09 at 80,000 refugees.
You can read it here.
I don’t know what the final number for FY’08 was but it was somewhere in the 50,000-60,000 range. We resettled 60,192 in FY08. Over the years the actual number of refugees resettled have ranged from a high of over 150,000 200,000 to a low of around 40,000 27,199 directly after 9/11.