Michigan on track to receive lowest number of refugees in years
Michigan has seen just 247 refugee arrivals since October 2020, a much lower number than in previous years.
According to data collected by the Refugee Processing Center, as of July 31, the most people who resettled in the state came from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A dozen more came on a Special Immigration Visa program (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/siv-iraqi-afghan-translators-interpreters.html) for those who worked with the U.S. armed forces, like an interpreter from Iraq or Afghanistan.
Related: Michigan agencies prepare for potential influx of Afghan refugees
The fiscal year ends in September, so the data is not yet complete. The monthly breakdown shows arrivals began to pick up in the summer. This data show arrivals to the state — it does not count people who later move to Michigan.
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