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How many resettled since 1980

The United States establishes a ceiling on the number of refugees it will accept each year, and most years sticks to it, or well below.

Tracking began following the enactment of the Refugee Act of 1980.

This information is from the Department of State (DOS) Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS).

Fiscal YearAnnual CeilingNumber of Admitted Refugees
1980231,700207,116
1981217,000159,252
1982140,00098,096
198390,00061,218
198472,00070,393
198570,00067,704
198667,00062,146
198770,00064,528
198887,50076,483
1989116,500107,070
1990125,000122,066
1991131,000113,389
1992131,000132,531
1993142,000119,448
1994121,000112,981
1995112,00099,974
199690,00076,403
199778,00070,488
199883,00077,080
199991,00085,525
200090,00073,147
200180,00069,886
200270,00027,131
200370,00028,403
200470,00052,873
200570,00053,813
200670,00041,223
200770,00048,282
200880,00060,191
200980,00074,654
201080,00073,311
201180,00056,424
201276,00058,238
201370,00069,926
201470,00069,987
201570,00069,933