Refugee admissions declined by 86% under Trump compared with the last year of the Obama administration: Annual number of refugees admitted into the United States, fiscal years 2015–2020

Date Number of refugees
2015 69,933
2016 84,995
2017 53,716
2018 22,517
2019 30,000
2020 11,841


Notes: Data reflect refugee resettlement numbers in the fiscal years shown but do not show the annual refugee ceilings set by the executive branch.

Source: Migration Policy Institute analysis of WRAPS data from the Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

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