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New Friends and Neighbors

New Americans are welcomed at an event in Florida in 2019. After five years in the U.S., a refugee can become a citizen. PAUL HENNESSY—NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

Refugees come to the United States from all over the world. They must apply for entry. Applications are reviewed by the government. A person whose application is approved can resettle and work in the U.S. Look at the bar chart below. It shows the top five states where refugees resettle in the U.S.