“I like America” :Refugee neighbors in Everett, Washington help each other, a High Country News video

by Krista J. Kapralos, October 6, 2009

16 million Number of refugees worldwide in 2008

60,193 Number of refugees who settled in the U.S. that year

19,264 Number who settled in Western states

0 Number who settled in Wyoming and Montana
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2.6 million Minimum number of refugees who have settled in the U.S. since 1975
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64,816 Number of refugee arrivals in Western states, 2004-2007

24,712; 9,047; 3,288 Number of refugee arrivals, 2004-2007, for California, Arizona and Utah, respectively

688, 20, 0 Number for New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming, respectively, in 2004-2007
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3,310 Number of african-born people living in Colorado in 1990

17,914 Number in 2007
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58,600 Number of foreign-born people living in Utah in 1990

215,757 Number in 2007
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35,921 Number of arizonans in 1990 who were born in asia

130,655 Number in 2007
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7 Number of hookah bars in idaho, according to Hookahbar.com

15 Number in Colorado

9 Number
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576 Number of refugees arriving in the U.S. from afghanistan in 2008

18,139 Number arriving from Burma
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207,000 Number of refugees who resettled in U.S. in 1980, mostly from Southeast asia
27,110 Number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. in 2002, thanks to 9/11
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4 million Number of iraqis who have been displaced by war

50,000 Number of iraqi refugees who have been submitted for settlement in U.S. and elsewhere

from http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.18/refugees-by-the-numbers

One thought on ““I like America” :Refugee neighbors in Everett, Washington help each other, a High Country News video

  1. Greetings,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    As you may be aware we are organizing a number of activities to get the perspectives on their experience in the migration process ( i.e. when they prepare to migrate, in transit, in destination countries, when they return to their countries of origin and when they are left behind by their parents). Inputs received from young migrants and other youth who are affected by migration will contribute directly to the the 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) that will address youth migration concerns.

    Following the positive experience of the 2011 WYR, the WYR 2013 will also be prepared through an inclusive and participatory approach to allow young migrants and other youth affected by migration to share their experiences and perspectives on migration. We have already established a website -www.unworldyouthreport.org – for this purpose and e-discussions are currently on-going alongside a call for other contributions from young people and youth organizations (i.e. survey, migration stories, paintings, etc.)

    I was going through your website stream of photos and realized that you have some interesting photo’s which you might want to submit for the World Youth Report. We would like to invite you and your organization to support us in the development of the WYR by contributing some artistic pieces ( see also :http://www.unworldyouthreport.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=187 ) . Inputs received will contribute to the WYR. Kindly let us know if you have some pictures that illustrate young people and migration and we will be happy to use them for the purposes of the World Youth Report.


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