This visualization shows the number of Illinois refugees by country of origin in 2015.

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

Number of Illinois Refugee Arrivals by Country of Origin, 2015

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