DOJ releases Asylum Statistics for FY2009-2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has released the Statistical Chart, “Asylum Statistics” for FY2009-2013 as part of “Frequently Requested FOIA* Records”. This statistical chart is made up of six tables. The first table is a summary by fiscal year and the other five tables are for each fiscal year listed individually by nationality. Each of these tables’ lists six statistical headings for each table; Received, Granted, Denied, Abandoned, Withdrawn and Other. Please review the link to the Chart, “Asylum Statistics” listed below for the details.

Every year people come to the United States seeking Asylum protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution on account of: Race, Religion, Nationality, Membership and/ or Political View. Asylum is the protection provided under our existing immigration laws. For more details please review the USCIS’s web page on Asylum.

The mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to judge immigration cases. EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.

*FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

Source of Information:

Justice.gov, Web Page, Frequently Requested FOIA Records:
Asylum Statistics by Nationality: Asylum Statistics Chart (PDF)

USCIS.gov, Web Page: Asylum