A North Korean male in his 50s or older arrived in the United States as a refugee this week, U.S. government data showed Friday.
He is the second North Korean refugee to resettle in the U.S. this year. In January, a male aged in the 14-20 range was placed in Richmond, Virginia, according to data from the State Department’s bureau of population, refugees and migration.
The new arrival was reported Thursday as a male aged in the 51-64 range. He now lives in Chicago, Illinois.
No North Korean refugees were admitted in 2018.
-The first North Korean refugees arrived in 2006, with their number peaking at 38 in 2008.
-From 2009 to 2016, the number of arrivals ranged between 14 and 23.
-In 2017, the figure dropped sharply to one, before increasing slightly to six in 2018.