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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 2 Program Data

Refugee Services 2016-17, Quarter 2 Program Data
Measure October November December Quarter 2
Total
FY
2016-17 Total
New refugees arrived to Florida 5,203 5,052 5,653 15,908 29,573
Refugees placed in unsubsidized employment 1,526 1,482 1,548 4,556 8,223
Refugees granted Employment Authorizations 1,022 649 728 2,399 5,752
Refugees who received services 47,493 47,751 49,044 60,254 80,901