Refugee Arrival Data

Explore the statistics on refugees entering the U.S. by state and region. Refugee arrival data is currently available for the years 2000-2012 and is provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Head Start staff will find contact information for state refugee coordinators, refugee health coordinators, and ORR analysts. Helpful resources from the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) are also provided.

Region I • CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Region 1

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,162
Bhutan
316
Burma
614
Iraq
165
DR Congo
346
Somalia
47
FSU**

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,389
FSU**
3,934
Iraq
5,216
Bhutan
3,743
Yugoslavia
5,060
Somalia
2,648
Liberia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Connecticut

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

103
Iraq
48
DR Congo
62
Bhutan
32
Somalia
60
Burma
15
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,546
Yugoslavia
658
Burma
715
Somalia
486
FSU**
667
Iraq
278
Cuba*
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
David Frascarelli: 1-860-424-5387
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Alison Stratton: 1-860-509-7375
ORR Analyst:
Bill McPherrin: 202-401-9324

Maine

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

103
Somalia
6
Sudan
72
Iraq
3
Afghanistan
8
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

968
Somalia
121
Yugoslavia
474
Sudan
109
DR Congo
261
Iraq
68
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Catherine S. Yomoah: 207-797-2938
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Christine Lyman: 207-523-2734
ORR Analyst:
Goli Bellinger: 202-401-5144

Massachusetts

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

505
Bhutan
140
Burma
397
Iraq
67
DR Congo
206
Somalia
20
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

4,466
FSU**
1,907
Bhutan
2,408
Iraq
1,360
Burma
2,293
Somalia
885
Liberia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Josiane Martinez: 617-727-7888, ext. 303
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jennifer Cochran: 617-983-6596
ORR Analyst:
Pierrot Rugaba: 202-401-6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

New Hampshire

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

241
Bhutan
20
Burma
42
DR Congo
9
Burundi
31
Iraq

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,777
Bhutan
488
Sudan
872
Yugoslavia
380
Iraq
544
Somalia
294
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Barbara Seebart: 603-271-6361
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Laura McGlashan: 603-271-2688
ORR Analyst:
Bill McPherrin: 202-401-9324

Rhode Island

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

58
Bhutan
53
Burma

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,229
Liberia
125
Burundi
225
Bhutan
116
FSU**
181
Burma
104
Iraq
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Deborah Anthes: 401-462-6835
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Maria Luisa Vallejo: 401-222-7638
ORR Analyst:
Rezene Hagos: 202-205-8051

Vermont

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

296
Bhutan
42
Burma
10
Iraq

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,072
Bhutan
213
Burma
452
Yugoslavia
195
FSU**
438
Somalia
124
Sudan
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Denise Lamoureux: 1-802-241-2229
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Susan Schoenfeld: 1-802-863-7247
ORR Analyst:
Pierrot Rugaba: 202-401-6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

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Region II • NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Region 2

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,225
Bhutan
139
Cuba*
1,113
Burma
103
Sudan
384
Iraq
80
FSU**

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

13,578
FSU**
5,315
Bhutan
10,351
Burma
4,482
Liberia
5,435
Cuba*
3,567
Somalia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

New Jersey

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

107
Cuba*
28
Sudan
60
Iraq
21
Bhutan
40
Burma
8
Pakistan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,766
Cuba*
1,293
Burma
1,426
Liberia
652
Yugoslavia
1,412
FSU**
590
Sierra Leone
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Annette Riordan: 609-631-4534
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Anne Fox: 609-588-7500
ORR Analyst:
Goli Bellinger: 202-401-5144

New York

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,204
Bhutan
324
Iraq
1,307
Burma
76
FSU**
411
Somalia
75
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

12,166
FSU**
3,487
Somalia
9,058
Burma
3,056
Liberia
4,966
Bhutan
2,887
Yugoslavia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Dodie Wheeler: 518-402-3096
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Eric Cleghorn: 518-474-4845
ORR Analyst:
Bill McPherrin: 202-401-9324

Puerto Rico

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

N/A

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

230
Cuba*
1
Haiti
7
Vietnam***
1
Columbia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

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Region III • DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Region 2

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

3,090
Bhutan
186
Eritrea
718
Iraq
128
Iran
713
Burma
116
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

10,393
Bhutan
5,411
Liberia
6,811
FSU**
5,236
Burma
5,496
Iraq
3,623
Somalia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

Delaware

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

N/A

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

110
Liberia
21
FSU**
31
Sierra Leone
18
Burma
28
Afghanistan
18
Yugoslavia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Thomas Hall: 302-255-9605
ORR Analyst:
Thuy Nguyen: 202-401-4706

District of Columbia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

11
Iraq
2
Eritrea
1
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

184
Ethiopia
98
Sierra Leone
152
Vietnam***
77
FSU**
119
Iraq
56
Somalia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Debra Crawford: 202-299-2153
Refugee Health Coordinator:
MuLunesh Wolermarian: 202-698-4325
ORR Analyst:
Rezene Hagos: 202-205-8051

Maryland

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

464
Bhutan
95
Eritrea
357
Burma
45
Iran
144
Iraq
28
Ethiopia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,389
FSU**
3,934
Iraq
5,216
Bhutan
3,743
Yugoslavia
5,060
Somalia
2,648
Liberia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Edward Lin: 410-767-7394
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Dipti D. Shah: 410-767-6664
ORR Analyst:
Rezene Hagos: 202-205-8051

Pennsylvania

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,169
Bhutan
40
Sudan
255
Burma
34
FSU**
168
Iraq
32
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

6,592
Bhutan
2,197
Burma
4,611
FSU**
2,083
Cuba*
3,615
Liberia
1,789
Iraq
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Norm Anne Rothermel: 717-787-8608
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Asresu Misikir: 717-787-3350
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

Virginia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

457
Bhutan
80
Iran
390
Iraq
53
Eritrea
91
Burma
49
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,646
Iraq
1,135
Burma
2,223
Bhutan
1,059
Iran
2,142
Somalia
1,046
Yugoslavia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Kathy Cooper: 1-804-726-7927
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jill Grumbine: 1-804-864-7911
ORR Analyst:
Rezene Hagos: 202-205-8051

West Virginia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

10
Burma
5
Iraq
4
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

30
Iraq
8
Yugoslavia
29
Burma
6
Iran
17
Vietnam***
5
Eritrea
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Suzanne Howard: 304-356-4628
ORR Analyst:
Bill McPherrin: 202-401-9324

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Region IV • AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, MS, SC, TN

Region 2

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,628
Burma
1,089
Iraq
2,319
Bhutan
790
Somalia
1,285
Cuba*
399
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

103,376
Cuba*
9,167
Somalia
17,573
Burma
8,245
Yugoslavia
9,738
Bhutan
8,067
Iraq
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

Alabama

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

556
Somalia
192
Pakistan
342
DR Congo
111
Burma
214
Iraq
82
Afghanistan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

556
Liberia
192
Somalia
342
Iraq
111
Vietnam***
214
Cuba*
82
Sudan
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Jana Curran: 251-432-2727
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Catherine Potter: 251-432-2727
ORR Analyst:
Thuy Nguyen: 202-401-4706
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Florida

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,126
Cuba*
101
Bhutan
438
Burma
38
DR Congo
325
Iraq
35
Ethiopia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

97,893
Cuba*
1,547
FSU**
4,589
Haiti
1,465
Iraq
3,189
Burma
982
Liberia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Hiram A. Ruiz: 786-257-5189
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Kelly A. Browne: 1-850-245-4444, ext. 2306
ORR Analyst:
Bill McPherrin: 202-401-9324

Georgia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

899
Bhutan
180
Iraq
634
Burma
90
Sudan
253
Somalia
76
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

4,406
Burma
1,904
Iraq
4,165
Bhutan
1,686
FSU**
3,919
Somalia
1,262
Vietnam***
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Michael Singleton: 404-657-5118
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Monica L. Vargas: 404-657-6715
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

Kentucky

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

404
Bhutan
171
DR Congo
333
Burma
132
Somalia
190
Iraq
48
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

3,028
Cuba*
1,418
Iraq
2,535
Burma
1,261
Somalia
1,533
Bhutan
811
FSU**
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Becky Jordan: 502-365-4632
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Luta Garbat Welch: 502-365-4713, ext. 1505
ORR Analyst:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Mississippi

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

3
Burma
1
DR Congo
2
India
1
Somalia
1
Afghanistan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

87
Sudan
17
Afghanistan
37
Somalia
14
Cuba*
18
Vietnam***
13
Iraq
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Lorraine Hunter: 601-359-4585
ORR Analyst:
Rezene Hagos: 202-205-8051

North Carolina

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

790
Burma
93
Somalia
637
Bhutan
76
DR Congo
148
Iraq
59
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,120
Burma
1,603
FSU**
4,076
Vietnam***
1,063
Somalia
2,231
Bhutan
1,003
Iraq
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Marlene Myers: 919-527-6304
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jennifer Reed Morillo: 919-733-7286, ext. 112
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

South Carolina

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

76
Burma
6
Eritrea
27
Bhutan
4
Iran
22
Iraq
3
Laos

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

419
Burma
147
Somalia
370
FSU**
55
Iran
149
Iraq
49
Vietnam***
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Dorothy Addison: 1-803-898-0989
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Kate Habicht: 1-803-898-0575
ORR Analyst:
Makda Belay: 202-401-5087

Tennessee

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

342
Burma
208
Iraq
251
Bhutan
45
Iran
230
Somalia
34
Cuba*
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,253
Somalia
1,171
Sudan
1,866
Burma
1,131
Bhutan
1,773
Iraq
680
Cuba*
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Holly Johnson: 615-352-9520, ext. 222
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Michael Evans: 615-352-9520, ext. 224
ORR Analyst:
Candace Linn: 202-401-2332
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

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Region V • IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Region 2

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

3,531
Iraq
1,091
Somalia
3,365
Burma
260
DR Congo
2,334
Bhutan
187
Ethiopia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

25,303
Somalia
8,932
Laos
21,402
Burma
8,844
Yugoslavia
20,468
Iraq
8,451
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Illinois

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

590
Iraq
103
Somalia
555
Burma
71
DR Congo
425
Bhutan
46
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

4,925
Iraq
2,472
FSU**
3,395
Burma
1,944
Bhutan
3,184
Yugoslavia
1,756
Somalia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Edwin Silverman: 312-793-7120
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jenny M. Aguirre: 312-814-1538
ORR Analyst:
Goli Bellinger: 202-401-5144

Indiana

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

982
Burma
35
Somalia
40
Bhutan
24
Sudan
39
Iraq
18
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

7,031
Burma
494
Somalia
595
Thailand
425
FSU**
557
Yugoslavia
304
Iraq
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Edwin Silverman: 312-793-7120
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jenny M. Aguirre: 312-814-1538
ORR Analyst:
Goli Bellinger: 202-401-5144

Michigan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,479
Iraq
96
Somalia
542
Burma
73
DR Congo
316
Bhutan
16
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

12,737
Iraq
1,751
Cuba*
3,099
Burma
1,320
Bhutan
2,305
Yugoslavia
1,236
Somalia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Al Horn: 517-241-7819
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Al Horn: 517-241-7819
ORR Analyst:
Goran Debelnogich: 202-260-7143

Minnesota

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

688
Burma
94
Ethiopia
565
Somalia
82
Iraq
190
Bhutan
21
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

14,877
Somalia
3,620
Ethiopia
5,279
Laos
2,637
Liberia
4,270
Burma
2,276
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Gus Avenido: 651-431-3837
Acting Refugee Health Coordinator:
Blain Mamo: 651-201-5535
ORR Analyst:
See Yang: 202-401-4579

Ohio

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,307
Bhutan
200
Somalia
216
Iraq
69
Eritrea
209
Burma
66
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

6,261
Somalia
9,167
Burma
17,573
Bhutan
17,573
Iraq
9,738
FSU**
8,067
Yugoslavia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Jennifer R. Johnson: 614-644-1174
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Sarah Russell: 614-644-1142
ORR Analyst:
Goran Debelnogich: 202-260-7143

Wisconsin

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

389
Burma
56
Bhutan
125
Iraq
26
Eritrea
92
Somalia
23
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

3,351
Laos
679
Somalia
2,017
Burma
515
Iraq
858
Yugoslavia
379
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Mette J. Brogden: 608-267-9705
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Savitri J. Tsering: 608-267-3733
ORR Analyst:
See Yang: 202-401-4579

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Region VI • AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Region 6

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,546
Burma
514
Somalia
1,297
Bhutan
348
DR Congo
1,059
Iraq
140
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

14,560
Burma
5,964
Bhutan
7,308
Iraq
5,597
Somalia
6,350
Cuba*
3,279
Iran
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

Arkansas

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

3
Iraq
2
Burma
1
Syria

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

37
Iraq
14
Burma
22
Vietnam***
12
Iran
18
Cuba*
5
Burundi
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Charles Shipman: 602-542-6614
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Zachary Holden: 602-364-3592
ORR Analyst:
Goran Debelnogich: 202-260-7143

Louisiana

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

102
Burma
12
DR Congo
33
Iraq
7
Ethiopia
18
Somalia
5
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

721
Cuba*
320
Vietnam***
493
Burma
280
Yugoslavia
337
Iraq
230
Somalia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Todd Hamilton: 225-242-0311
ORR Analyst:
Thuy Nguyen: 202-401-4706
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

New Mexico

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

54
Burma
32
Cuba*
40
Iraq
21
Bhutan
40
Somalia
7
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

933
Cuba*
128
Vietnam***
313
Iraq
127
Somalia
133
Burma
115
Bhutan
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Kresta Leigh Opperman: 505-827-7258
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Renai Edwards: 505-827-2106
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

Oklahoma

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

257
Burma
4
Iran
25
Iraq
2
FSU**
8
Eritrea
1
Cuba*

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

921
Burma
137
Vietnam***
283
FSU**
75
Somalia
164
Iraq
65
Liberia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Melanie Silva: 405-521-4402
ORR Analyst:
Makda Belay: 202-401-5087

Texas

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,131
Burma
456
Somalia
1,276
Bhutan
336
DR Congo
958
Iraq
172
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

12,999
Burma
5,165
Somalia
6,457
Iraq
4,672
Cuba*
5,813
Bhutan
3,078
Iraq
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Caitriona Lyons: 512-206-5076
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jessica Montour: 512-533-3161
ORR Analyst:
Candace Linn: 202-401-2332

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Region VII • IA, KS, MO, NE

Region 7

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,058
Burma
259
Somalia
740
Bhutan
58
Eritrea
287
Iraq
51
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,989
Yugoslavia
2,836
Sudan
5,794
Burma
2,455
Eritrea
3,147
Somalia
2,371
Sudan

Iowa

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

240
Burma
14
Eritrea
89
Bhutan
13
Somalia
42
Iraq
8
Liberia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,887
Yugoslavia
489
Bhutan
1,110
Burma
462
Vietnam***
1,060
Sudan
435
Iraq
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
John Wilken: 515-283-7904
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Allan Lynch: 515-281-7504
ORR Analyst:
Candace Linn: 202-401-2332

Kansas

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

180
Burma
21
Sudan
111
Bhutan
16
Somalia
23
Iraq
14
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

803
Burma
216
Iraq
478
Bhutan
184
Vietnam***
229
Somalia
172
Sudan
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
John Wilken: 515-283-7904
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Allan Lynch: 515-281-7504
ORR Analyst:
Candace Linn: 202-401-2332

Missouri

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

271
Bhutan
167
Iraq
245
Burma
33
Eritrea
205
Somalia
33
Ethiopia

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

25,303
Yugoslavia
8,932
Iraq
21,402
Somalia
8,844
Bhutan
20,468
Burma
8,039
Cuba*
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Valerie Howard: 573-751-6789
Refugee Health Coordinator:
David Oeser: 573-751-6411
ORR Analyst:
See Yang: 202-401-4579

Nebraska

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

393
Burma
25
Somalia
269
Bhutan
7
Sudan
55
Iraq
4
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,345
Burma
486
Iraq
1,125
Sudan
386
Somalia
610
Bhutan
364
Yugoslavia

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Karen Parde: 402-471-9264
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Kristin Gall: 402-471-1372
ORR Analyst:
Goran Debelnogich: 202-260-7143

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Region VIII • CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Region 8

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1,578
Bhutan
338
Iraq
672
Burma
121
Sudan
388
Somalia
116
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,664
Bhutan
2,702
Iraq
4,739
Somalia
2,638
Yugoslavia
4,268
Burma
2,563
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Colorado

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

536
Bhutan
117
Somalia
364
Burma
62
DR Congo
148
Iraq
40
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,518
Bhutan
1,548
Somalia
2,237
Burma
1,028
Iraq
1,799
FSU**
696
Yugoslavia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Paul Stein: 303-863-8217
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Molly Bush: 303-692-2689
ORR Analyst:
Pierrot Rugaba: 202-401-6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Montana

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1
Iraq

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

69
FSU**
2
Burma
8
Iraq
2
Yemen
4
Cuba*
1
Thailand
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Katherine Buckley-Patton: 406-444-5288
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Steven Helgerson: 406-444-1286
ORR Analyst:
Makda Belay: 202-401-5087

North Dakota

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

428
Bhutan
25
Sudan
55
Somalia
10
Iraq
26
DR Congo
3
Burma

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,238
Bhutan
414
Iraq
732
Yugoslavia
363
Sudan
649
Somalia
240
Liberia

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Marlene Myers: 919-527-6304
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jennifer Reed Morillo: 919-733-7286, ext. 112
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

South Dakota

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

359
Bhutan
23
Eritrea
180
Burma
19
Iraq
43
Somalia
11
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

793
Bhutan
473
Sudan
649
Somalia
304
Eritrea
583
Burma
233
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Marlene Myers: 919-527-6304
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Jennifer Reed Morillo: 919-733-7286, ext. 112
ORR Analyst:
Ramon Colon: 202-401-5085

Utah

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

255
Bhutan
125
Burma
173
Somalia
55
Sudan
160
Iraq
47
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,893
Somalia
1,021
Iraq
1,407
Burma
988
Yugoslavia
1,115
Bhutan
831
Sudan

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Gerald Brown: 1-801-526-9787
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Cristie Chesler: 1-801-538-9465
ORR Analyst:
Makda Belay: 202-401-5087

Wyoming

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

N/A

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

3
Somalia

State Contacts

ORR Regional Representative:
Dee Daniels Scriven: 303-844-1147

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Region IX • AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa*, Northern Mariana*, Micronesia*, Guam, Marshalls Islands*, Palau*

Region 9

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

3,612
Iraq
611
Somalia
875
Iran
549
Bhutan
782
Burma
318
FSU**

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

30,673
Iran
7,278
Somalia
24,029
Iraq
6,656
Burma
19,001
FSU**
6,240
Vietnam**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

Arizona

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

633
Iraq
308
Burma
390
Bhutan
126
DR Congo
339
Somalia
87
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5,469
Iraq
2,628
Bhutan
3,427
Somalia
2,207
Cuba*
3,422
Burma
1,735
Yugoslavia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Charles Shipman: 602-542-6614
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Zachary Holden: 602-364-3592
ORR Analyst:
Goran Debelnogich: 202-260-7143

California

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

2,915
Iraq
262
FSU**
744
Iran
238
Somalia
414
Burma
107
Bhutan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

29,130
Iran
5,988
Laos
18,079
Iraq
5,785
Vietnam***
17,875
FSU**
3,491
Somalia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Thuan Nguyen: 916-654-4356
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Marisa Ramos: 916-552-8264
ORR Analyst:
Goli Bellinger: 202-401-5144
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Hawaii

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

1
Burma

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

91
Vietnam***
6
Iran
45
Burma
4
China
10
FSU**
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Lola Salimova: 808-586-8699
ORR Analyst:
Thuy Nguyen: 202-401-4706

Nevada

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

124
Cuba*
52
Bhutan
64
Iraq
50
Iran
59
Burma
35
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

2,614
Cuba*
401
Yugoslavia
481
Iraq
378
Eritrea
467
Iran
360
Somalia
*Cuba and Haiti combined total

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Carisa Lopez-Ramirez: 702-387-2266
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Camalla (Camy) Retzl: 702-387-2225
ORR Analyst:
Thuy Nguyen: 202-401-4706
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Guam

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

N/A

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

5
Vietnam***
***Vietnam combined Vietnam and Vietnam-American born

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Region X • AK, ID, OR, WA

Region 10

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

827
Burma
429
Somalia
727
Bhutan
396
FSU**
490
Iraq
196
DR Congo

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

26,477
FSU**
4,174
Bhutan
5,480
Burma
3,379
Iraq
5,457
Somalia
2,500
Yugoslavia
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Alaska

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

36
Somalia
5
Iraq
26
Burma
15
Sudan

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

207
FSU**
79
Laos
123
Bhutan
65
Sudan
110
Somalia
52
Burma
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Karen Ferguson: 907-222-7376
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Gulnora Kiyamova: 907-222-7339
ORR Analyst:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Idaho

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

189
Burma
87
Iraq
159
Bhutan
80
Somalia
125
DR Congo
41
Eritrea

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

1,173
Bhutan
876
Iraq
1,168
Burma
657
Somalia
1,103
FSU**
465
DR Congo
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Jan A. Reeves: 208-336-4222
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Collin Elias: 208-334-0696
ORR Analyst:
Candace Linn: 202-401-2332
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager:
Carl Rubenstein: 202-205-5933

Oregon

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

138
Bhutan
102
Iraq
124
Burma
85
FSU**
108
Somalia
30
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

6,543
FSU**
831
Cuba*
1,393
Somalia
646
Iraq
991
Burma
613
Bhutan
*Cuba and Haiti combined total
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Rhonda Prodzinski: 503-945-6108
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Deborah Cockrell: 503-988-3601, ext. 24231
ORR Analyst:
See Yang: 202-401-4579

Washington

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2012

488
Burma
296
Iraq
424
Bhutan
205
Somalia
304
FSU**
107
Iran

Refugees Entering U.S.: 2000–2012

18,624
FSU**
2,265
Bhutan
3,297
Somalia
1,837
Iraq
3,269
Burma
1,228
Iran
**Former Soviet Union (FSU)

State Contacts

Refugee Coordinator:
Tom Medina: 360-725-4636
Refugee Health Coordinator:
Sherrill Hilliard: 360-725-4527
ORR Analyst:
See Yang: 202-401-4579

*No data available

Last Reviewed: March 2012

Last Updated: November 11, 2014