U.S. has admitted 46,371 refugees so far in FY 2017; up 19% in May

A total of 3,957 refugees were admitted into the United States in May, a 19.3 percent increase over April’s figures and a 91.1 percent jump from March’s low point of 2,070 admissions.

In the first eight months of fiscal 2017, the U.S. has admitted a total of 46,371 refugees.

While the second consecutive monthly increase, May’s admission numbers are still the third lowest for any month in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, after 3,316 in April and 2,070 in March.

May’s 3,957 compares to 6,511 refugees admitted in May 2016.

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