You would never know that if all you ever read is the mainstream media eager to show that Donald Trump’s America is mean while other western countries are ‘welcoming.’
From the Center for Immigration Studies:
U.S. Was the Number-One Refugee Resettlement Country in the World in 2019
And most likely will be in 2020, as well
New data released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on its 2019 resettlement activities shows that the United States remains the top country for refugee resettlement. Furthermore, just like in previous years, the vast majority of refugees referred by UNHCR for resettlement in third countries in 2019 were not the most vulnerable or in urgent need of relocation. This contradicts the UN refugee agency’s constant claims that resettlement is a “life-saving tool”, a “critical lifeline” for refugees that needs strengthening. This also casts some doubt on UNHCR referral processes.
The statistical snapshot provided by UNHCR on its 2019 resettlement activities (figures are for the calendar year) has the United States as the top resettlement submission and destination country in 2019 (as it was in 2017 and 2018 under the Trump administration, see here and here):
Now see below which countries actually took in fewer by larger margins than the US.
Continue reading all of Nayla Rush’s detailed report.
How are your cities doing?
There is some very cool data on which US cities get the most refugees on a per capita basis here at American Public Media Research Lab.
I chose the data for the Top 25 US cities ‘welcoming’ 100 or more refugees each year between 2015 and 2019. The maps are interactive so when you visit you can click on the city and learn more details.
Since it is such a muddle there in the Northeast, here is a blow-up of that section of the map:
You might want to go visit and see if your city is in the Top 100.
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