Table 1. Top Ten Origin Countries of Refugee Arrivals, 2008 to 2010
2010   2009   2008
Country Number Percent   Country Number Percent   Country Number Percent
Iraq 18,016 24.6   Iraq 18,838 25.3   Burma 18,139 30.2
Burma 16,693 22.8   Burma 18,202 24.4   Iraq 13,822 23.0
Bhutan 12,363 16.9   Bhutan 13,452 18.0   Bhutan 5,320 8.9
Somalia 4,884 6.7   Iran 5,381 7.2   Iran 5,270 8.8
Cuba 4,818 6.6   Cuba 4,800 6.4   Cuba 4,177 6.9
Iran 3,543 4.8   Somalia 4,189 5.6   Burundi 2,889 4.8
Congo, Dem. R. 3,174 4.3   Eritrea 1,571 2.1   Somalia 2,523 4.2
Eritrea 2,570 3.5   Vietnam 1,486 2.0   Vietnam 1,112 1.9
Vietnam 873 1.2   Congo, Dem. R. 1,135 1.5   Ukraine 1,022 1.7
Ethiopia 668 0.9   Burundi 762 1.0   Liberia 992 1.7
All other countries, including unknown 5,691 7.8   All other countries, including unknown 4,786 6.4   All other countries, including unknown 4,841 8.1
Total 73,293 100.0   Total 74,602 100.0   Total 60,107 100.0
Source: Department of Homeland Security, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, Refugees and Asylees Tables. Available Online.


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