Global Refugee Resettlement: Selected Issues and Questions [Updated March 27, 2020] [open pdf - 449KB]
From the Document: "As the number of refugees worldwide reached unprecedented levels in recent years, Congress has demonstrated a continued interest in refugee 'resettlement,' although such opportunities are available to only a small percentage of the global refugee population. (For more information on the refugee 'admissions' process to the United States, see CRS Report RL31269, 'Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy.') On March 17, 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced they were suspending global resettlement travel for refugees due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] travel bans."
CRS In Focus, IF10611
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/