According to Pew Research, the U.S. admitted a record number of Muslim refugees in fiscal year 2016. From Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016, 46% of the nearly 85,000 refugees entering the country were Muslim, totally 38,901.
The Christian Science Monitor provides a handy resource on the United States refugee policy, focusing much of the piece on Muslim refugees. Here’s a snippet:
“…. the main concern surrounding Muslim refugees in the US has to do with national security. Trump and others cite higher crime rates in Germany as well as frequent terrorist acts in the Western world since the refugee crisis began. But according to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, just three refugees of the 784,000 resettled in the US since 9/11 have been arrested for alleged terrorist-related activities. Also, security officials point out that refugees typically experience the most extensive security screenings of any traveler to the US.
‘[T]he refugee resettlement program is the least likely avenue for a terrorist to choose,” writes MPI senior fellow Kathleen Newland on the organization’s website, due to “high hurdles for security clearance.’”
For more on this topic, please read: Record Year For Admitting Muslim Refugees Into U.S. .