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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 4 Program Data

Refugee Services 2016-17, Quarter 4 Program Data
Measure April May June Quarter 4
Total
FY
2016-17 Total
New refugees arrived to Florida 1,673 1,378 635 3,686 43,899
Refugees placed in unsubsidized employment 1,686 1,699 1,668 5,053 18,615
Refugees granted Employment Authorizations 1,161 1,311 1,237 3,709 12,522
Refugees who received services 39,574 45,405 43,516 53,742 105,075