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Susanna Groves was an Associate Policy Analyst with the Migration Policy Institute’s Migrants, Migration, and Development program. She also worked on refugee issues.
Using previously non-public refugee admissions data from the State Department, this analysis finds that even as refugees come to the United States from increasingly diverse origins and linguistic backgrounds, some arriving with very low native-language literacy and education, most integrate successfully over time. The report examines refugees' employment, English proficiency, educational attainment, income and poverty status, and public benefits usage.