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Refugee Services

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The Refugee Services program is 100% federally funded. Florida has the largest refugee population in the nation. Based on state data, over the last five federal fiscal years (FFY 2012-2016), 201,979 eligible refugees, entrants, asylees, parolees, and Certified Victims of Human Trafficking arrived to Florida. The resettlement of refugees is governed by federal law - Refugee Act of 1980, Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Regulated at 45 Code of Federal Regulations s. 400, s. 401, and s. 402.86, F.S. Admission to the United States of other categories of persons eligible for Refugee Services is also governed by federal laws and policies.

2016-17, Quarter 3 Program Data

Refugee Services 2016-17, Quarter 3 Program Data
Measure January February March Quarter 3
Total
FY
2016-17 Total
New refugees arrived to Florida 3,442 1,981 2,018 5,460 46,759
Refugees placed in unsubsidized employment 1,533 1,518 1,637 4,444 11,957
Refugees granted Employment Authorizations 1,019 891 951 2,861 8,613
Refugees who received services 52,797 51,820 47,252 62,387 94,186