Approximately 140,000 humanitarian immigrants eligible for refugee benefits are resettled in the United States annually. Each year the number of refugees admitted to the United States is set by the Presidential Determination; additional arrivals come in the form of asylum grantees and humanitarian parole. The following individuals are eligible for domestic health assessments provided by State Refugee Health Programs:
- Refugees: individuals admitted as a refugee under section 207 INA;
ORR Fact Sheet on Refugees
- Asylees: individuals granted asylum under section 208 INA;
ORR Fact Sheet on Asylees
- Cuban and Haitian entrants in accordance with requirements in 45 CFR part 401;
ORR Fact Sheet on Cuban Haitian Entrants
- Certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants;
ORR Fact Sheet on Amerasians
- Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants per the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008;
Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants
- Victims of Trafficking per the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA);
ORR Fact Sheet on Victims of Trafficking
- Unaccompanied Refugee and Alien Minors.
Unaccompanied Refugee and Alien Minors
The top 10 countries of origin among humanitarian immigrants resettled in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2015 are Burma, Cuba, Iraq, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Iran, and Syria. For additional arrival information and reports, please go to the Refugee Processing Center website.