U.S. refugee resettlement resumes with tighter screening

The United States is admitting refugees from around the world again after a four-month review to tighten the screening procedures. The United States resettles more refugees than any other country.

It is also the leader in providing humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced persons around the world. In fiscal year 2017, the United States gave more than $8 billion in humanitarian aid to refugees and displaced people.

Graphic of sentence with amount of U.S. humanitarian aid in FY 2017 (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)
(State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

“The Trump administration remains committed to a comprehensive and compassionate refugee policy,” says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “These new measures will ensure the United States can continue to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people without compromising the safety and security of the American people.”