Since 2002, 3,793 refugees have arrived in Maine for resettlement, according to data from the U.S. State Department. This figure does not include asylum seekers or secondary refugees who have resettled in Maine after arriving in other states.

Circles in the map below are scaled in proportion to the number of Maine’s refugee immigration from those nations. Nations targeted by President Trump’s executive order, which was partially upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this month and will take effect this evening at 8 p.m., are shaded in red:

Maine refugee origins since 2002

Note: not shown in this map are 3 refugee arrivals from Cuba and 6 from Honduras.
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The pace of Maine’s new refugee arrivals increased markedly in 2016 with a surge in immigration from Syria (75 refugees), Ethiopia (34), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (168).

Arrivals by year and by nation

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This story was updated on June 29, 2017 to add additional information following the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s executive order.

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