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About The Timeline

In a time when there are more than 65 million refugees in the world, it is important to understand the history of United States policy towards refugees and how it has changed over the last century. This timeline looks at some of the most important legislation and how it has affected how the American government has regulated the continually growing refugee population.

About the Map

The #WhyImHere project explores the refugee humanitarian crisis through the stories of 13 refugees from the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. The burgandy home icons represent the country of origin for these 13 refugees .  The orange destination markers represent the number of refugees ressetled in the United States since 1982. Using the legend , you can explore the numbers broken down by location and year.