Each year a ceiling for the admission of refugees from third countries is decided by the President in consultation with Congress. The ceiling (85 000 persons for fiscal year (FY) 2016) is distributed by world region and includes an additional emergency quota. The vast majority of refugees are referred to the USA for resettlement by the UNHCR; however some refugees present their case themselves.
Top 10 refugee countries of origin 2010-2015
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