Magazine article New York Times Upfront

Refugees: Where They Come From

Magazine article New York Times Upfront

Refugees: Where They Come From

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As the article "Che: The Man Behind the Myth" notes, a million Cubans have fled to the United States since Fide[ Castro seized power in 1959. In fact, Cuba has been the largest single source of refugees in the U.S. since World War II.

But as this graph shows, Cuba is only one of many sources of refugees--which the U.S. defines as people who have a "well-founded fear of persecution" in their homeland.

ANALYZE THE GRAPH

(1) Between 1961 and 1970, 10,000 more Cubans came to the U.S. than in the period shown here. About how many came between 1961 and 1970?

a 256,000

b 261,000

c 266,000

d 271,000

(2) The number of refugees from Ethiopia total slightly less than one-third the number from -- --

(3) Five times as many Russian refugees came to the U.S. as did refugees from Sudan, not shown. About how many Sudanese came to the U.S. during the period shown?

a 17,000

b 19,000

c 21,000

d 25,000

(4) From 1991 to 2000, the number of Iranian refugees was about 45 percent of the total shown. …

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