Refugee Admissions

U.S. Catholic Bishops & The President


MRS = The Migration and Refugee Services of the Catholic Bishops

USCCB = U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

For FY 2016, President Obama set the admissions at 70,000 refugees. For more information, see the FY 2016 Presidential Determination. . . and Proposed Refugee Admissions for FY 2016 Report to Congress. . . .

FY 2017 admissions planning is well underway. For background information, read the latest Mission report from the Bishops and USCCB/MRS staff which called attention to the current Refugee crisis in Syria.

In FY 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014), the U.S. received 69,986 refugees, 19,075 of which were resettlement by USCCB/MRS (27%).