Refugee Arrivals and Individuals Granted Asylum by Country of Birth: 1946 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 50):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 209 rows and 10 columns.

For fiscal years ending in year shown; see text, Section 8, State and Local Government. Covers immigrants who were allowed to enter the United States under 1953 Refugee Relief Act and later acts; Hungarian parolees under July 1958 Act; refugee-escapee parolees under July 1960 Act; conditional entries by refugees under October 1965 Act; Cuban parolees under November 1966 Act; beginning 1978, Indochina refugees under Act of October 1977; beginning 1980, refugee-parolees under the Act of October 1978, and asylees under the Act of March 1980; and beginning 1981 refugees under the Act of March 1980


  1. Covers years 1992-2000.
  2. Prior to 1993, data include independent republics; beginning in 1993, data are for unknown republic only.
  3. Prior to 1992, data include independent republics; beginning in 1992, data are for unknown republic only.
  4. Yugoslavia prior to February 7, 2003.
  5. Through 1989 includes Taiwan.
  6. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parentheses. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.
  7. Prior to 1993, data include Eritrea.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.