In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Death threats drove Hadi Mohammad out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees.The U.S. admitted 22,491 refugees in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 .Mohammad, 52, provided security at U.S. military bases in central Baghdad and just north of the Iraqi capital from 2008 to 2014 . After a five-year wait, he received word that he had been approved to come to the U.S. as a refugee in June 2017 with his sons. Administration officials say the U.S. remains at the forefront of helping those fleeing persecution, and they note that from the 2008 budget year to 2017, the U.S. gave lawful permanent resident status to 1.7 million people for humanitarian reasons.Refugees from Ukraine and the Democratic Republic of Congo made up more than 46 percent of refugee admissions in 2018, compared with 22 percent in 2016 .The number of Muslim refugees allowed into the U.S. also has dropped. Muslims, who had been 42 percent of all refugee admissions in 2017, were only 14 percent in 2018 .
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