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Refugees: Arrivals in Illinois by Country of Origin

These visualizations show the number of refugee arrivals in Illinois by country of origin for the 2015–2019. Note this data is for individuals participating in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and does not represent wider immigration numbers.

Data Source: U.S. Department of State, Refugee Processing Center (RPC), Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS)

Visualizations do not include refugee arrivals fewer than 20.

A refugee is defined as a person who has fled his/her country because of a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, or membership of a particular social group of political opinion. Security vetting for refugees applying to enter the United States can take 18 to 24 months.

For more information about refugee arrivals or the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), contact the Office of Refugee Resettlement (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) or the Illinois Department of Human Services Refugee & Immigrant Services.

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2015

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2016

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2016

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2017

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2018

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2019

Number of refugee arrivals in Illinois