Where does your state rank?
The list below represents the number of refugees resettled in your state from fiscal year 2007-2013. The stats are maintained by the US State Department at their Refugee Processing Center in Virginia. Here is the website, but its difficult sometimes to find the statistics easily. The list below was discovered by one of our many friends from Tennessee.
This is what the Refugee Processing Center says of its job (you’ve heard me mention WRAPS before):
The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) is operated by the U.S Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia USA.
At the RPC and at Resettlement Service Centers (RSCs), an interactive computer system called the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) is used to process and track the movement of refugees from various countries around the world to the U.S. for resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
By the way, they keep statistics on the refugees’ religious affiliations, they just don’t make those public.
I think you will find this list as interesting as I do!
From 2007-2013 your state got this many refugees:
Puerto Rico 25
West Virginia 81
District of Columbia 199
South Carolina 812
Rhode Island 1,057
New Mexico 1,112
North Dakota 2,620
New Hampshire 2,864
South Dakota 2,986
New Jersey 4,073
North Carolina 13,977
New York 24,139