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Trends in Affirmative Asylum Grantees in the United States

posted on 2021-05-06, 17:08 authored by Heidi Steiner
This visualization, titled "Trends in Affirmative Asylum Grantees in the United States" was submitted by Heidi Steiner to the University of Arizona Libraries 2021 Data Visualization Challenge. It received the first place win within the graduate classification.

Submitted Abstract:
Every year people come to the United States (US) seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will due to their race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group. Asylum is a protection granted to foreign nationals already in the US or arriving at the border who meet the international law definition of a “refugee”. This visualization aims to understand population movement during the last 20 years. I use aggregated refugee and asylee data from the Department of Homeland Security. I show patterns in population movement vary over time based on political failures preceding movement.

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