Although many Americans who voted for Donald Trump hoped he would dramatically curtail the U.S. refugee resettlement program, refugees have continued to steadily stream into the country during the first year of his presidency. Through the first 10 months of fiscal year 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016, the United States resettled 50,479 refugees, already surpassing the 50,000-person cap Trump had proposed. The country is on pace to resettle 60,575 refugees by the end of this fiscal year, considerably fewer than the 84,995 resettled in Obama’s final year in office but still a significant number.
This is a list of the 15 states that resettled the most refugees between Oct. 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017. All data come from the Office of Admissions in the Refugee Processing Center, part of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.