Aug 07

Most Refugees Not in Danger

The Center for Immigration Studies cites data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showing that “For most refugees, resettlement is not a matter of life an death.” Of the refugees it submitted for resettlement in 2017, only 1.1 percent were in “emergency” status and only 6.4 percent were in “urgent” status. The remaining 92.5 were classified as “normal” status, which the UNHCR defines as “[circumstances] where there are no immediate medical, social, or security concerns which would merit expedited processing.”


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