Refugees and Asylees: 2013by Department of Homeland Security on September 22, 2014
The United States provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded
fear of persecution through two programs: a refugee program for persons outside the U.S. and their
immediate relatives and an asylum program for persons in the U.S. and their immediate relatives.
This Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Flow Report provides information on the number of
persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2013.