Which States Are the Most Welcoming to Refugees?

Washington Post: “In recent years, the five most welcoming states (relative to their populations) are North and South Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska, and Vermont. Adding up the numbers from fiscal years 2013 and 2014, these states each received over 100 immigrants per 100,000 residents over the span of those two years.”

“Some of the least welcoming states are Montana, Wyoming, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Hawaii. Montana and Wyoming don’t seem to have received any immigrants in 2013 and 2014. Mississippi and Arkansas, both states with nearly three million residents, took 10 and 14 refugees, respectively.”

“In 2013, the U.S. took about 70,000 refugees, mostly from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia. It also took about 25,000 asylees, mostly from China, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nepal.”

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