Data Reflect Growing Disparities in US Admission of Immigrants

Posted on June 19, 2019 6:38 pm

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VOA immigration reporter Ramon Taylor contributed to this report from New York. 

The U.S. is on track to resettle roughly one in five refugees it could admit from the Middle East and Latin America this fiscal year, signaling regional disparities that are widening faster and more continuously than at any other period in nearly 20 years. 

A review of U.S. State Department data by VOA this week shows that from Oct. 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019, the country resettled 14% of the 3,000 refugee spots allocated for refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean this fiscal year, and 16% of the