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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Refugees and Asylees: 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Nearly 70,000 persons were admitted to the U.S. as refugees during 2015.  This report identifies the leading countries of nationality, trends and characteristics of refugees, and similar information for those seeking asylum in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Geographical Mobility: 2015 to 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

A collection of national- and regional-level tables which describe the movement of people within the U.S.  including type of move, reason for moving, and characteristics of those who moved.  Also includes distance of move for those moves across county or state lines.  From the Census Bureau


Americans Moving at Historically Low Rates

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release about migration patterns within the U.S.  Includes statistics by race and region and reasons for moving.  From the Census Bureau


Asylum: Variation Exists in Outcomes of Applications Across Immigration Courts and Judges

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals in the U.S. apply annually for asylum.  Their appeals are heard by judges in the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.  This report examines variations in application outcomes across courts and judges, factors associated with such variability, and EOIR’s efforts to provide access to legal resources.  From the Government Accountability Office


U.S. Exceeds Resettlement Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Syria

Announces that, as of August 29, 2016, the U.S. had admitted 10,172 Syrian refugees to the U.S in response to the Obama administration’s promise to increase the number of admitted refugees by September 30, 2016.  From the International Organization for Migration


Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL: Understanding Displaced Populations’ Concerns With Returning Home

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Iraq,Terrorism

Summarizes concerns expressed and recommendations made by displaced persons in Iraq about returning to their homes after their cities were liberated from ISIL  From the United States Institute of Peace


2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

41 statistical tables covering lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  Some tables include historical data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: From the Mid-1990s to the Present

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Reviews the history of litigation between various states and the federal government over immigration and the exclusion or removal of unauthorized aliens.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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