Table 1. Top Ten Origin Countries of Refugee Arrivals, 2009 to 2011
2011   2010   2009
Country Number Percent   Country Number Percent   Country Number Percent
Burma 16,972 30.1 Iraq 18,016 24.6 Iraq 18,838 25.3
Bhutan 14,999 26.6 Burma 16,693 22.8 Burma 18,202 24.4
Iraq 9,388 16.7 Bhutan 12,363 16.9 Bhutan 13,452 18.0
Somalia 3,161 5.6 Somalia 4,884 6.7 Iran 5,381 7.2
Cuba 2,920 5.2 Cuba 4,818 6.6 Cuba 4,800 6.4
Eritrea 2,032 3.6 Iran 3,543 4.8 Somalia 4,189 5.6
Iran 2,032 3.6 Congo, Dem. R. 3,174 4.3 Eritrea 1,571 2.1
Congo, Dem. R.epublic 977 1.7 Eritrea 2,570 3.5 Vietnam 1,486 2.0
Ethiopia 560 1.0 Vietnam 873 1.2 Congo, Dem. R. 1,135 1.5
Afghanistan* 428 0.8 Ethiopia 668 0.9 Burundi 762 1.0
All other countries, including unknown 2,915 5.2 All other countries, including unknown 5,691 7.8 All other countries, including unknown 4,786 6.4
  56,384 100.0   Total 73,293 100.0   Total 74,602 100.0
* There were also 428 refugee arrivals from Ukraine in 2011
Source: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, 2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics and 2011 Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Asylees. Available Online.


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